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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

City of Milwaukie

Oregon City

Oak Lodge Water Services

City of Troutdale

City of Wilsonville

City of West Linn

City of Gladstone


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Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared a video.Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 1:26pm

Do you know where the drains in your community go? Most go to local waterways, some go to groundwater. All of it is our future water supply.

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams

The Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams has produced the TV commercial to point out the everyday activities that can actually harm our rivers and streams.
Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 1:20pm

On this Giving Tuesday, you can receive a local (pdx metro area) wildlife calendar with a $20 donation to one of the following watershed councils: Johnson Creek Watershed Council @ColumbiaSlough and Sandy River Watershed Council
Get some cool local stocking stuffers from now til Jan 5th!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 11:55am

Are you expecting #snow? ❄️ Reconsider the bag of kitty litter in the trunk – everything washes into our rivers and ocean, including silica dust and clay found in most litters. Try well-fitting tire chains, a square of carpet, or a shovel to get home safely.

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 8:13am

Congratulations to Oregon State University for earning a $3.3M grant to study tiny plastics in Oregon’s waterways! Thank you to Dr. Stacey Harper and her team for doing this important work. Read the full story: http://ow.ly/7Kns50xlobO

#WomeninSTEM 📸 Martin Wagner

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared a post.Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 12:22pm

Everyone can pitch in to help our region’s water quality! 🍂

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FOX 12 Oregon

Rainy Season is here! Get your home rain-ready with these tips brought to you by Clean Rivers and Streams.
Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, November 16th, 2019 at 12:54pm

Drain running a little slow? Don’t reach for harsh detergents! Try a drain snake or even baking soda and vinegar first – you might be surprised how effective they really are! #clean #green #theriverstartshere


 

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 8:55am

Are you expecting #snow? ❄️ Reconsider the bag of kitty litter in the trunk – everything washes into our rivers and ocean, including silica dust and clay found in most litters. Try well-fitting tire chains, a square of carpet, or a shovel to get home safely. https://t.co/YUWDATPw9L

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 5:15am

Congratulations to @OregonState for earning a $3.3M grant to study tiny plastics in Oregon’s waterways! Thank you to Dr. Stacey Harper and her team for doing this important work. Read the full story: https://t.co/0zq8mMDwIs

#WomeninSTEM 📸 Martin Wagner https://t.co/Tzo7IcgLQJ

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Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 9:54am

Drain running a little slow? Don’t reach for harsh detergents! Try a drain snake or even baking soda and vinegar first – you might be surprised how effective they really are! #clean #green #theriverstartshere https://t.co/lO5ntFEPiV

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 9:57am

Did you know that home rain gutter downspouts flow into our sewers, making #PDX‘s system overflow into the #Willamette river? 🌊💩 Consider disconnecting your downspout so rain filters into the earth naturally. See the @BESPortland program here: https://t.co/R7EsYmszLZ https://t.co/8ILaF8TDhJ

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 9:03am

We know you wouldn’t! 😱🎃 Enjoy your treats and don’t forget to keep any trash in your pockets until you get home – everything in the street goes down the drain and into our streams. 🍫 https://t.co/AtkoNXivIr

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 7:50am

#onlyraindownthedrain💧 https://t.co/NkQeSQoPsx

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Stormwater SMART
@StormwaterSMART
For this week’s #watertipwednesday, it’s all about #leaves. Fall is finally here, & that means time for the leaves to start changing #colors! As the leaves start falling, be sure you know how your town handles leaf pickups so you can help keep your leaves out of the storm drain! https://t.co/hMaIF4WTQ0


 

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