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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 Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 12:27pm

Celebrating that DEQ recently designated the waters of the North Fork Smith River sub basin as Outstanding Resource Waters, the highest level of protection under the Clean Water Act. The rules also establish policies to ensure that the unique water quality values and ecological characteristics of these waters are maintained.
https://kalmiopsisrivers.org/wp-content/uploads/Map-North-Fork-Smith-River.pdf

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams added 92 new photos to the album: Big Float 2017 — at The Big Float.Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 12:39pm

Thanks to all who stopped by our photo booth! Find your photo here!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, July 13th, 2017 at 2:24am

Work out that summer energy this weekend with the Policeman’s Helmet Smackdown and Weed Pull in Welches and help clear these invasive weeds to make room for river-friendly native plants.

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 8:08am

Hackathon Alert with Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and PNCA – Pacific Northwest College of Art this weekend.

Q: What does watershed health have to do with collaborative technology development?

A: They depend on the power of individuals and communities to make a difference.

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, July 6th, 2017 at 2:41pm

Be a good neighbor and a good resident–sweep fireworks from the street and place into your trash can. Help us protect our water from harmful chemicals.


 

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 3:06am
We love seeing those cute dogs. And they’re staying on leash, which is great for natural areas where native plants protect local streams https://t.co/u5Pl7DuGuB

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 3:04am
The Columbia Slough is truly a hidden treasure in the city. Looking forward to Explorando the Sat. https://t.co/e0gWFCR4QN

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 3:01am
Looking forward to The Big Float on June 15 when we’ll celebrate this beautiful river with the whole community. #theriverstartshere https://t.co/g3fNrRMnly

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 1:16am
This is really cool. Thanks to trees and their friends for slowing and helping soak up storm water. #theriverstartshere https://t.co/V8goAEEKUn


 

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