Rain Garden

Rain garden with plants
In November 2017, Lake Forest Park (LFP) StreamKeepers completed our first demonstration rain garden at the lower level of Town Center near Bank of America. Come take a look.

The rain garden will help protect Lyon Creek as it cleans stormwater runoff from a large portion of the parking lot between Bank of America and City Hall. The project is part of our effort to clean up our streams so we can re-establish salmon runs, including Kokanee Salmon. We are now part of Stewardship Partners’ 12,000 Rain Gardens campaign.

Rain garden under construction

The rain garden was installed by members of the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC), LFP Streamkeepers volunteers, and staff from the Snohomish Conservation District (SCD), in cooperation with property owner Merlone Geier and Bank of America. 

We planted Carex Testacea (“sedge grass”), Juncus effuses (“Quartz Creek”), Leucanthemum (“Sweet Daisy Jane”), Geranium (“Rozanne”), and a Cornus Sanguinea (“Midwinter Fire”).


We thank King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and his office, the City of Lake Forest Park, and the environmental testing service IEH for testing runoff samples. This project was funded by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

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Click here for information on building a rain garden.







Updated 11/12/2017
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