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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 is at Hollywood Farmers Market – Portland, Oregon.Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 5:36am

We are at the hollywood farmers market today until 1pm with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Friends of Trees, and Friends of the Gorge. Come say and get a list of spring and summer events! #theRiverStartHere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, April 12th, 2018 at 2:30am

Sharing this important story about the local cully fire and hazards to people and our water supply from toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared their post.Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 8:59am

UPDATE: this event is cancelled due to Saturday’s predicted inclement weather

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Clean Rivers and Streams is at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park.Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 8:33am

Grand Opening of Whitacker Ponds Nature Park-Celebration Sat. Apr 7th 11am to 1pm–Kickoff with Commissioner Fritz, kids activities, walks, nature, snacks and more!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsSunday, April 1st, 2018 at 1:40pm

Come learn about the water and wildlife science at the inaugural State of the Slough event.


 

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 5:59am
RT @stormsensorinc: Look what I found! Did you know each plate of a turtle shell is called a “scute”? Hence the name of our #stormwater flo…

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Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 5:52am
RT @PDXParksandRec: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: The Whitaker Ponds Nature Park celebration and dedication has unfortunately been postponed du…

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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


 

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