Interested in FREE advanced training to help determine if rain gardens are working?

Join us as a WSU Citizen Scientist! Volunteers will enjoy a mix of classroom and outdoor-field training—a great opportunity to learn from experts and share strengths from different WSU volunteer programs!

Help create a first-in-the nation tool to monitor & assess the growing number of rain gardens to see if they're doing their jobs to protect our local waterways. Volunteers will play a critical role in finalizing useful monitoring and assessment methods, which will be used by local and state governments, organizations, and businesses throughout the region (and country) when the project is done.

Your Commitment:

  • Train: 2 weekday evenings in Olympia (or 1 weekday in other counties)
  • Team test the field-based methods on a few local rain garden sites during Aug/Sept 2017
  • Provide feedback so project leaders can improve the model before developing online training & final assessment protocols
  • Alternative commitment: No training & test briefer "Rapid Assessment Protocol" on local rain garden sites during Aug/Sept 2017

 Where & When?

Thurston County: Mondays, July 24 & 31, 5:30-9:15 p.m., Olympia
Pierce County: Tuesday, July 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Puyallup
(Additional trainings offered in Everett and Port Townsend.)


Ready to help? Want to know more?

Email with questions or to save your spot today in the training of your choice!