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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 their video.Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 10:39am

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams

Use Native Plants in your garden to keep pets, wildlife and local waterways healthy.
Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, December 29th, 2018 at 6:55am

Happy almost New Year–there’s still time to give back before midnight Dec 31! Check out the many wonderful water protection organizations in the Give Guide. Perks include chances to win cool things from the business communtiy! https://giveguide.org/#!/section:nonprofits,category:environment

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s post.Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 10:42am

Dinner and a Private Paddle beats a movie every time.

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared their post.Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 11:40am

Tips during prime leaf and rain season!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams

Protect our rivers and streams by removing leaves from storm drains, gutters and downspouts.
Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, December 6th, 2018 at 11:36am

Provide feedback on your view of natural resource conservation and your community values. This is a 10-15 minute survey. Your opinion helps shape programs for the future!
http://www.mycommunitysurvey.com/cgi-bin/ssiweb_9_6_1/ciwweb.pl?studyname=COLT3C&src=31


 

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 3:35pm
Can you guess how many candies for clean water, a tattoo, or a bike?
Dec 13, Alberta Street Pub 4pm to 8pm for a chance to win with Columbia Slough Watershed Council https://t.co/JBUVjlQiRd

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 2:18am
Interested in helping your local watershed in a cheap and easy way? Consider disconnecting your downspout! Alleviate some stress on the sewer system during heavy rainstorms this winter and help your yard with @notifypdx‘s guide: https://t.co/3praiLaXV3 https://t.co/FsQru16IGR

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