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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 StreamsSaturday, September 15th, 2018 at 9:35am

Super cool family event, Sunday Sept 16, Milwaukie in Mill Park 6201 Overland St. 12pm to 2pm. Science in the Park with Johnson Creek Watershed Council.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-in-the-park-tickets-48679760474

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams is feeling excited.Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 6:32am

There are 6 – count ’em – 6 water protection events happening this weekend around the metro area! We’ll see you at the Salmon Headwaters Cleanup, Aquifer Adventure or the Restoration Work Party with Friends of Errol Heights this Saturday. Or see the ‘Events’ tab on our page for even more fun!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, September 13th, 2018 at 10:54am

As the weather begins to chill, we’re thinking about unbe-leaf-ably beautiful autumn trees. 🍂 Do you know how to care for your storm drains? This guide from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) makes it easy as pie: bit.ly/2MvuE0E

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, September 8th, 2018 at 9:58am

Concerned about algae ruining our recreational and drinking water safety? We are too.
https://oeconline.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=5aacb7b363684c90945d0c4e8e77964a

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared Clackamas SWCD’s post.Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 11:00am


 

Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 3:34am
RT @OregonDEQ: The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission meeting is underway in Klamath Falls with @ORagriculture. Focusing in #waterqua

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Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 7:53am
As the weather begins to chill, we’re thinking about unbe-leaf-ably beautiful autumn trees. 🍂 Do you know how to care for your storm drains? This guide from @PBOTinfo makes it easy as pie: https://t.co/KVbgYbnvtF https://t.co/Qj2jNaL08z

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 7:06am
Beautiful photos and do you agree? Opinion: Eagle Creek fire sparked a new era for Columbia gorge https://t.co/lTryWJ9ogD


 

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