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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 StreamsWednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 9:34am

Oct 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the Marmot Dam removal. The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is also turning 20! Come celebrate at the Riverhouse Restaurant. ($25 donation requested). https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sandy-river-basin-watershed-council-13111995950


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Clean Rivers and Streams shared their post.Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 10:43am

Tomorrow’s a great day to help the Willamette!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, September 21st, 2017 at 2:15pm

Gear up for the Great Willamette River Cleanup-Oct 7th–24 locations! Land and water options and you don’t have to have your own boat to get on the water! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/willamette-riverkeeper-1477897368

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 2:24pm

Crayfish, crawdad, mudbug-it’s native to Oregon and is called a Signal Crawfish or Pacifastacus leniusculus. This video is on a tributary to the Alsea river, where they enjoy clean, cold water. Several invasive species also live in parts of Oregon on the Rogue, the Willamette, and the John Day among others. The invasive kind are quite tasty so do your part and eat them!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:45am

Don’t miss an opportunity to support the Columbia Riverkeepers and a Portland artist, Holcombe Waller on Friday Sept 22nd at 8pm. http://columbiariverkeeper.org/category/events/


Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 7:48am
The Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas is less than a month away! Bring your craft and have a great time on 9/10 #theriverstartshere https://t.co/ebl64k9sIr

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


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