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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 StreamsSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:10am

If you have a great idea for a community project to improve your watershed, there might be resources to help you get it done. Clackamas County, Oregon WES RiverHealth Stewardship Program grant applications are accepted until Apr. 27. #therivertartshere http://www.clackamas.us/wes/watershedhealth.html#stewardship

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Clean Rivers and StreamsWednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 3:15am

Clean Water Services has tips and resources to make everyday Earth Day. Native plant sales, volunteer clean-ups, natural fertilizers: there are tons of ways to help our rivers and streams. #theriverstartshere http://bit.ly/2nAMOq4

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Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, April 1st, 2017 at 3:43am

The Trillium Festival is this weekend at Tryon Creek State Park to celebrate the benefits of our native plants. You can replace invasive and other non-native species in your yard with native plants to benefit habitat and watershed health. They are easy to care for too!

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Clean Rivers and Streams added 3 new photos.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 5:24am

Clackamas County students are learning how to protect our watersheds at the Celebrating Water Event at Clackamas Community College today. These kids know all about why proper disposal of doggie-doo is so important, and what water quality means for salmon #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 11:28am

Homework for advanced river-lovers: Meadowscape your yard! Native prairie plants are adapted to our climate, their deep roots enhance infiltration rates, and polluting fertilizers are not needed. Detailed instructions are in the Meadowscaping Handbook https://wmswcd.org/projects/the-meadowscaping-handbook/

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 12:38am

Upland trees help downstream. Clatsop Butte @SOLVEINOREGON @Friendsoftrees event does just that. #theriverstartshere https://t.co/YsjfiHYhMp

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 4:01am

Got an idea to protect watershed health? Apply for a #ClackCoWES grant by 4/27 at https://t.co/wJ6jyxQZzj https://t.co/cMFPZrrcmN

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 1:20am

1 of many Earth Day work parties is at Errol Heights with @JohnsonCreekWC to help native plants & water quality… https://t.co/RIhc84c091

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 12:06am

Slow release fertilizers are safer for watersheds. Clean Water Grow is made from recycled nutrients. It’s a win-win… https://t.co/oueqijKI0V

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 4:13am

The Rose City Park tree walk this Saturday will highlight many benefits. Street trees mitigate runoff with style… https://t.co/IeeaPum2L0


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