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.
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!