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Clean Water Gardens recognition packetThe Clean Water Gardens program was developed to help residents improve water quality and wildlife habitat in their landscapes.

Residents who participate in the program by planting a naturescape or installing a rain garden receive a recognition package that includes a metal "Clean Water Garden" sign with a 24" stake, a native plant, and two pairs of gardening gloves. If you install a rain garden or naturescape on your property, email us at WaterResources@springfield-or.gov or call us at 541.726.3694 to receive your recognition package!

Free Rainwater Harvesting Workshops, April 2018
For Earth Day, the City of Springfield is offering a FREE rainwater harvesting workshop for Springfield residents (available on two dates). Participants will learn about the importance of conserving drinking water and associated stormwater benefits, and learn from Grady Barrels staff how to properly install, use, and maintain a rain barrel (including a hands-on demonstration). At the end of the workshop, each participant will receive one 55-gallon, platic rain barrel that has been painted by Springfield’s 4th grade students! Requirements: To participate you must be a Springfield resident, at least 18 years old, and you must be able to take the 55-gallon rain barrel with you at the end of the workshop.

UPDATE: Due to high demand, both workshops have filled up fast! Thank you Springfield residents for your interest in rainwater harvesting.

12-1:30 p.m., Sat., April 21, 2018 at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street, Library Meeting Room - Registration Closed

6-7:30 p.m., Mon., April 23, 2018 at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street, Library Meeting Room - Registration Closed


Clean Water Gardens "How to" guides are available at Springfield City Hall or at local nurseries. If you would like additional information, or to have the guides mailed to you, please call 541.726.3694. You can also view our Rain Garden Demonstration Site at 10th and "G" streets next to the Brattain House.


Homeowners Guide to Rain Gardens Homeowners Guide to Naturescaping Homeowners Guide to Rainwater Harvesting Homeowners Guide to Invasive Species Homeowners Guide to Streamside Gardening Homeowners Guide to Pervious Surfaces

Rain Gardens


En Español

Rainwater Harvesting

Invasive Species

En Español

Streamside Gardening Pervious Surfaces


Note: Some of the above guides are large files, and may take some time to download.

Check out the beautiful rain garden a Springfield resident on "M" Street installed!


Construction of a rain garden: connecting downspout to pipe

Connecting the downspout to a pipe.

Construction of a rain garden: delivering water to the rain garden

Delivering the water to the rain garden.

Site of the future rain garden, currently a muddy puddle

The site of the future rain garden.

A beautifully finished rain garden, complete with native plants

Success! A beautiful addition to the landscaping!

Completed rain garden featuring native vegetation

Ready to install a rain garden in your yard?

Rain garden with Clean Water Garden certification plaque

Thank you for being a Clean Water Gardener!




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