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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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Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 8:00am
RT @ICLEI: Nature-based solutions are the building blocks of #resilience. Here’s how freshwater management strategies can help us thrive in…

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Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 9:00am
Wherever your #summerdays take you, don’t forget to #leavenotrace and pack it out! 🐾 Pick up after your #pup and everyone from other adventurers to our #PNW salmon will thank you. 🐟 https://t.co/rR2LR6RV4F

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 12:40am
Historic Downtown Oak Grove is pleased to invite you to participate in the third-annual Oak Grove Trolley Trail Fest. The #event will be held this Saturday, Aug 24 from 11am to 4pm in downtown #OakGrove. More info: https://t.co/fA18g4ihdV https://t.co/xkxec9RUGJ

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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 5:42am
Many thanks to @NPR and @KUNC for highlighting the benefits of these beautiful creatures. Beavers are excellent #riverkeepers! 🌲⛰️ Read or listen to their story: https://t.co/F5pjJx06tm https://t.co/LnXBVtm264

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 8:28am
Are you taking on a summer #DIY painting project? 🖌️ Do your part by #recycling your leftover #paint at one of 40+ paint recycling locations around #PDX! Find one close by with @oregonmetro‘s directory: https://t.co/UqqpBkhwX2 https://t.co/UGBjXd9Zgl

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