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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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The River Starts Here

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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 is at McKinstry Co.Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 7:45am

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Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Groundwater 101: a free interactive workshop for water quality and geology fans 17 & up next Saturday. Register to save your spot here: http://ow.ly/X11Z50xgAaa

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Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, January 18th, 2020 at 1:16pm

Attention 6th through 12th-grade teachers, students, and homeschoolers. Our student video contest for the River Starts Here summer 2020 campaign is live! Submissions are due March 31. Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/RCCRS-Video-Contest

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared a post.Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 12:52pm

Mark your calendars for the opening of our online Annual Plant Sale! Bare-root native trees and shrubs will be for sale at 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 15th. Learn more about our plant sale by visiting: https://emswcd.org/native-plant-sale.

In the meantime, register for one of our four free Native Plants workshops! Find out about the plants that will be available at this year’s sale, learn about the benefits of native plants, and explore how to choose the right plants for your space. Workshops are from January 8th through January 13th. Register now to save your seat by visiting: https://emswcd.org/workshops/.

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Clean Rivers and Streams is at McKinstry Co.Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 7:45am

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McKinstry Co
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Groundwater 101: a free interactive workshop for water quality and geology fans 17 & up on Jan. 25. Register to save your spot here: http://ow.ly/X11Z50xgAaa

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared a post.Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 9:04am

Check for your watershed council on Amazon Smile! #give #givelocal

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Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, December 14th, 2019 at 1:57pm

Holiday #cooking and #baking makes a mess, including grease – but what do you do with it? Keep it for other cooking or dispose of it in the trash. Grease does not go in the sink! #theriverstartshere http://ow.ly/W5PJ50xzXwW

Clean Rivers and Streams

Freeze the Grease, Save the Drain

The best way to prevent clogs and backups at home is to keep fat, oil and grease out of the sink.
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Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 4:45am

Join the @portlandwater and the @ColumbiaSlough for Groundwater 101: a free interactive workshop for water quality and geology fans 17 & up next Saturday. Register to save your spot here: https://t.co/LB4xk001mD https://t.co/ftmNNLWnr4

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 4:45am

Join the @portlandwater and the @ColumbiaSlough for Groundwater 101: a free interactive workshop for water quality and geology fans 17 & up on Jan. 25. Register to save your spot here: https://t.co/LB4xk001mD https://t.co/Orrce08WoS

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 10:56am

Holiday #cooking and #baking makes a mess, including grease – but what do you do with it? Keep it for other cooking or dispose of it in the trash. Grease does not go in the sink! #theriverstartshere https://t.co/JaU7S37lsk

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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