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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 shared East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District’s post.Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 5:58am

Those native pollinator-friendly plants are good for beneficial wildlife, easy on the eyes, and help the local watershed. Sounds good to me! #NationalPollinatorWeek #theriverstartshere

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared Sandy River Basin Watershed Council’s photo.Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 4:36am

Happy Pollinator Week! Good things like native flowers, pollinators, and healthy waterways come together in local watersheds to help us all. #theriverstartshere

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 9:39am

Q: Is the water in the Willamette River in Portland safe for swimming?

A: Yes it is! (tho a bit cold at the moment)

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, June 10th, 2017 at 7:49am

From the Big Pipe to the Big Float, we’ve come a long way. Let’s all keep up the good work at home and around the region for clean rivers and streams. #theriverstartshere


 

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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