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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 StreamsFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 10:49am

Looking for something to do on the long weekend with little cost? There’s lots of great natural resource places to visit in the Portland Metro Region! https://www.daycation.info/

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared their video.Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 7:38am

Sign up at backyardhabitats.org to have a technician help certify your yard for wildlife from Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust.

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Create a wildlife friendly garden with these simple steps.
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Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, February 15th, 2018 at 9:42am

Leave a comment on what action you will take to love our water! #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 5:45am

Show your love on Valentine’s Day to the Human Access Project Wed 10am Willamette Park–Chilly River Plunge! https://www.facebook.com/events/1997553333826719/

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Yes, you can swim and play in Portland’s Willamette River

What happens when a city cleans up its river? People come out and play. We spoke with people from Cathedral Park to Sellwood Park swimming, boating, kayaking…
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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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