Public Works Clean Water Gardens

Clean Water Gardens Recognition PackateThe Clean Water Gardens program was developed to help residents improve water quality and wildlife habitat in their landscapes. The program covers several subjects, each described in detail in a colorful guide.

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, two pairs of gardening gloves, and a recycled glass sun-catcher.

The 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.

Rain Garden Workshops!

A rain garden is a great way to add beauty to your landscape and improve water quality at the same time.  Learn about rain gardens, where to site them, sizing, and suitable plants at a FREE workshop.  Workshops will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 1 - 4 pm at Springfield City Hall in the Library Meeting Room. To secure a spot, please register by calling or emailing Meghan at 541-744-3385,


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 Naturescaping Rainwater Harvesting Invasive Species Streamside Gardening Pervious Surfaces

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


Connecting the downspout to a pipe.

Construction of a rain garden

Delivering the water to the rain garden.

Construction of a rain garden

The site of the future rain garden.


Success! A beautiful addition to the landscaping!

Ready to install a rain garden in your yard?

Ready to install a rain garden in your yard?

Way to be a Clean Water Gardener!

Thank you for being a Clean Water Gardener!



City of Springfield, Oregon Public Works