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Are you planning a landscaping project this year? What?Yard Sma
rt Rain Rewards is an exciting opportunity for Kirkland homeowners to beautify their yards and help keep polluted rainwater runoff out of Forbes Creek and Lake Washington.

Qualified homes can take advantage of free technical assistance and rebates to install beautifulprojects like rain gardens, native landscaping, and cisterns on their property to manage rain water runoff.


 

            Step 1: Find Out If Your Home is Eligible
         Step 2: Free Expert Consultation
Step 3: Choose Your Yard Smart Project

 

           Step 4: Build Your Project
         Step 5: Claim Your Rebate Up to $3,500
Step 6: Maintain Your Project

 



Why?Every time it rains, water picks up and carries pollutants from our roofs, driveways, patios, and lawns, into the nearest storm drain, and finally into Forbes Creek and Lake Washington. During big storms, the amount of rainwater runoff can cause neighborhood flooding and erosion hazards. 

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Your Yard Can Help!



How does Yard Smart Rain Rewards work?
  1. Find Out if Your Home is Eligible

    Participants who reside in the Forbes Creek Watershed are eligible for this program. This includes portions of the Juanita, Norkirk, Highlands, Totem Lake, and North/South Rose Hill neighborhoods.

  2. Schedule a Free, Expert Consultation to Find the Project Right For You

    We arrange a yard consultation with participants that works for their schedule. A Yard Smart Rain Rewards expert walk the property with the participant, determine which projects work for their house, and walk through the benefits of each project. Participants will also receive a report with project recommendations. 

  3. Choose Your Yard Smart Project

    Project possibilities include green rain gardens, easy-to-maintain cisterns, and beautiful native landscaping. 

  4. Build Your Project Using a Contractor or DIY

    Choose your go-to contractor, or solicit bids from our curated list of local professionals. Ready to roll up your sleeves? DIY projects qualify for higher rebate amounts.  

  5. Claim Your Rain Rewards Rebate Up to $3,500 of Project Costs

    We arrange a yard consultation with participants that works for their schedule. A Yard Smart Rain Rewards expert walk the property with the participant, determine which projects work for their house, and walk through the benefits of each project. Participants will also receive a report with project recommendations. 

  6. Maintain Your Project With a Few Easy Steps


Questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions or email yardsmart@kirklandwa.gov.

If you're not ready to install a Yard Smart project on your property, or your home is outside of the Rain Rewards eligibility area, Kirkland Public Works recommends everyday steps to reduce polluted stormwater runoff.


 

Department of Ecology Logo  This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 01J18101 to Washington Department of Ecology. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. 

 

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Engineering
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
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915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
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