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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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The River Starts Here

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 StreamsThursday, October 20th, 2016 at 11:13am

Do you know where your storm drain goes? Many connect directly to local rivers and streams. #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 2:39am

If you maintain a lawn, do you use the lawn clippings for mulch? It’s a great way to protect water quality. I compost bin for yard waste helps too. #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, September 15th, 2016 at 11:52am

There are tons of great places to take dogs in the Portland region. River-lovers remember when enjoying the outdoors to keeps pets out of natural areas where they can disturb wildlife, and don’t leave anything behind!

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared Clackamas River Basin Council’s photo.Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 6:27am

We can’t wait for the Down the River Cleanup on the Clackamas this weekend!

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared City of Tigard, Oregon’s post.Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7:57am

This once neglected segment of Fanno Creek once again provides habitat to many wonderful creatures. #theriverstartshere.
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City of Tigard, Oregon
Restoring Fanno Creek: Clean Water Services presents the Critter Cam.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 8:14am

Do you know where your storm drain goes? Many connect directly to local rivers and streams. #theriverstartshere

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 4:03am

River tip of the day: Control pests in the yard or garden without chemicals that can wash into rivers and streams

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 9:01am

River tip o’ the day: Wash your car at the carwash or on a permeable surface using biodegradable detergent to protect water quality

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 11:55pm

Thinking about putting your garden to bed? A ground cover protects your soil and prevents runoff harmful to rivers and streams thru the rain

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 8:55am

River lovers leave nothing “behind” with pets in the ‘hood or to parks and natural areas. What’s on the ground goes to rivers and streams


 

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