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Stormwater pollution is now our number one source of water pollution.

When it rains, pollutants from your home, car and garden wash into our rivers and streams.

Bacteria from uncollected dog waste washes into our rivers and streams.

Protect our water by picking up after your pets.

Motor oil, solvents, and soaps wash into our rivers and streams.

Protect our water by keeping car care chemicals out of storm drains.

The Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams

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Water, whether from rain or hose, carries pollutants to our rivers and streams through storm drains, ditches and more direct means. The Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams, a partnership of public agencies in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, is dedicated to educating the public about the impact of stormwater runoff pollution on the health of our rivers and streams. We can do a lot at home to reduce our impact. View the websites of our partners to get involved.

 

Clackamas County Water Environment Services

Clean Water Services, Washington County

Multnomah County

City of Gresham

City of Lake Oswego


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Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 5:24am

#RiverStartsHere recently attended the MHCC Sustainability and Fix It Fair. Short video of the day–see you next year!!
https://youtu.be/BJnduxjgM2s

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A Sustainable Community

On Saturday, May 12, Mt. Hood Community College hosted the 2nd Annual Community Conservation and Repair Fair. More than 150 people visited the fair to meet w…
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Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, May 19th, 2018 at 6:52am

Great article about the MHCC salmon safe project! VOLUNTEER this Saturday May 19. https://pamplinmedia.com/go/42-news/395333-288113-mhcc-to-remove-pavement-to-improve-water-quality

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Clean Rivers and Streams is at Sauvie Island.Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 8:56am

What a beautiful day in the Columbia! We may be a tiny bit concerned that it’s so warm this early in May, but we are soaking it up.

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Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 11:07am

Healthy lawn care without hazards to your family or pets.
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P INT OREGON METRO NATURAL LAWN CARE V3

This is “P INT OREGON METRO NATURAL LAWN CARE V3” by FOX 12 – PDX TV on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 10:50am

Who wants a free family friendly canoe ride? Thurs May 3, 5pm to 8pm Columbia Slough Watershed Council
https://www.columbiaslough.org/events/event/102/


 

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 3:01am
Columbia River is higher than usual, plan trips carefully to avoid I5 congestion from bridge lifts. #TuesdayThoughts
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 2:26am
We recently attended the MHCC Sustainability & Fix It Fair. Fun Day! See you Next Year. https://t.co/EUgYzS7EeR

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 5:59am
RT @stormsensorinc: Look what I found! Did you know each plate of a turtle shell is called a “scute”? Hence the name of our #stormwater flo…

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