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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 shared Clackamas River Basin Council’s post.Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 3:24am

We’re excited for the Down the River Clean-up. Join us on the Clackamas Sept. 10! #theriverstartshere

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Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 6:51am

It’s 90 degrees–swim locally! Check out Poet’s beach, Audrey McCall and Tom McCall beaches right in downtown Portland.

Clean Rivers and Streams

How Easy Is It To Swim In The Willamette River? Willie Levenson Shows How

Willie Levenson, ringleader of Human Access Project, shows a quick three step process for swimming in the Willamette River in Portland.


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

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 3:06am
We love seeing those cute dogs. And they’re staying on leash, which is great for natural areas where native plants protect local streams https://t.co/u5Pl7DuGuB

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 3:04am
The Columbia Slough is truly a hidden treasure in the city. Looking forward to Explorando the Sat. https://t.co/e0gWFCR4QN


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