Native Plant Guide
Northwest Native Plant Landscaping Guide This King County website includes a beautiful and comprehensive Native Plant Guide that features photos and facts about plants native to Western Washington. Also check out the other related resources.
Raingardens and Rain Water Harvesting
The Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners (PDF) shows in a step-by-step manner how to build a rain garden on your property. The Handbook has been revised specifically for Lake Whatcom residents. Rain gardens mimic an undisturbed forest because they collect and filter stormwater that carries pollutants harmful to the environment. Rain gardens are a good fit for existing development, as well as new development, because they can treat stormwater in areas where there is no treatment at all.
LID Resources and Links
- How You Can Reduce Stormwater Pollution
- Stormwater Information
- Puget Sound Partnership – Low Impact Development web page
- Department of Ecology: Stormwater web page
- City LID Interactive Map 2011