WSU Clark County Extension

Photos of 4-H kids with volunteer, watershed steawards volunteers and dump no waste: drains to stream


Watershed Stewards program through funding by Clark County's Clean Water Program host many free workshops each year. All workshops focus on improving stormwater quality and reducing stormwater quantity to help improve local streams and rivers. Each year we present several workshops. Check our Calendar page for upcoming workshops or check out the information on this page for more information.

Annual workshops:


Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are simple to construct and connect to your house. Once you have one or more barrels attached to your downspouts, collect your roof water on your ornamentals, lawn or around your house. You're helping slow down and soak in rain water that would otherwise speed away down our stormdrains and out into creeks and rivers.

We hold several workshops in the spring and in the fall. Check our calendar page for the next workshop. Workshops are generally two hours and include a rain barrel to take home. For more information, download our fact sheet or watch one of our videos.

"Make your own Rain Barrel"


"Connect the rain barrel to your home"

Rain Gardens

Photo of newly constructed rain garden

Rain gardens direct roof runoff into a garden area specially prepared and planted with vegetation. This keeps water that would normally pick up pollution as it flows across driveways and streets right in your own backyard. It also reduces or eliminates muddy spots common next to downspouts and splash blocks.

We offer rain garden workshops each year, free and open to the public. Check our calendar page for the next workshop and visit our Rain Gardens and rain-friendly landscaping page for more information.



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