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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

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, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:19am

Local group, the Intertwine, is taking submissions for “Daycation” adventures. We think the best outdoor excursions include exploring our waterways and riparian areas. What’s your favorite way to explore nature? #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 4:27am

The West Willamette Restoration Partnership is connecting habitats across the west side, from Portland, eventually, to the Coast Range. Check out this excellent online presentation. Of course, local watersheds and their stewards are at the heart of it all. http://pdxedu.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared Pudding River Watershed Council’s event.Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 11:56am

Look at that little guy who loves clean water!

The Pudding River Watershed Council is putting on an event to discuss the Oregon Conservation Strategy and turtles in the beautiful Pudding River watershed. Check it out #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 3:56am

To celebrate Valentines Day, Clean Water Services invites neighbors and businesses to show their affection for local watersheds. Plant a tree, pick up after pets, and more. #theriverstartshere http://www.cleanwaterservices.org/newsroom/2017/my-flowy-valentine/

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Clean Rivers and StreamsFriday, February 3rd, 2017 at 10:49am

Looking for a landscaping service? Pick a certified Ecobiz landscaper. They’re dedicated to reducing or eliminating harmful pesticides, saving water, and finding the right plant for the right place. #theriverstartshere http://ecobiz.org/find-an-ecobiz/landscaping/

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:15am

A reminder that we all live in a watershed, we’re all connected, and actions have consequenses. #theriverstartshere https://t.co/lQnOXVHMm0

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 8:26am

Wow, what a rainy month! Reminder that what’s on the ground ends up in local waterways #theriverstartshere https://t.co/p23Z65jfHT

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 2:54am

Lot’s of tips for watershed love from CWS this month. #theriverstartshere https://t.co/ofYUnzfnyB

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 7:53am

Ecobiz certified landscapers help keep water clean. Try one for your project #theriverstartsherehttps://t.co/9dJVo4d1aN

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 8:14am

Do you know where your storm drain goes? Many connect directly to local rivers and streams. #theriverstartshere


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