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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

City of Milwaukie

Oregon City

Oak Lodge Water Services

City of Troutdale

City of Wilsonville

City of West Linn

City of Gladstone


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Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, November 16th, 2019 at 12:54pm

Drain running a little slow? Don’t reach for harsh detergents! Try a drain snake or even baking soda and vinegar first – you might be surprised how effective they really are! #clean #green #theriverstartshere

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 1:51pm

Trees are so important in urban areas and provide so many ecosystem services including reduction in heat island effect AND soaking up rain events and some pollution! #trees #PlantaTreeToday

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 1:44pm

We are so excited about the downward trends of pesticides in water thanks to collaborations of the Pesticide Stewadship Program, local partners and farmers!

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsTuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 12:55pm

Did you know that home rain gutter downspouts flow into our sewers, making #PDX‘s system overflow into the #Willamette river? 🌊💩 Consider disconnecting your downspout so rain filters into the earth naturally. See the City Bureau of Environmental Services’ program here: http://ow.ly/CU6K50x1XVW

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, October 31st, 2019 at 12:03pm

We know you wouldn’t! 😱🎃 Enjoy your treats and don’t forget to keep any trash in your pockets until you get home – everything in the street goes down the drain and into our streams. 🍫

Clean Rivers and Streams

Clean Rivers and Streams shared a photo.Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 10:54am

Thank you for doing your part to preserve Oregon’s water quality.💧 Not sure what to do? Visit our website: theriverstartshere.org


 

Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 9:54am

Drain running a little slow? Don’t reach for harsh detergents! Try a drain snake or even baking soda and vinegar first – you might be surprised how effective they really are! #clean #green #theriverstartshere https://t.co/lO5ntFEPiV

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 9:57am

Did you know that home rain gutter downspouts flow into our sewers, making #PDX‘s system overflow into the #Willamette river? 🌊💩 Consider disconnecting your downspout so rain filters into the earth naturally. See the @BESPortland program here: https://t.co/R7EsYmszLZ https://t.co/8ILaF8TDhJ

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Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 9:03am

We know you wouldn’t! 😱🎃 Enjoy your treats and don’t forget to keep any trash in your pockets until you get home – everything in the street goes down the drain and into our streams. 🍫 https://t.co/AtkoNXivIr

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 7:50am

#onlyraindownthedrain💧 https://t.co/NkQeSQoPsx

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Stormwater SMART
@StormwaterSMART
For this week’s #watertipwednesday, it’s all about #leaves. Fall is finally here, & that means time for the leaves to start changing #colors! As the leaves start falling, be sure you know how your town handles leaf pickups so you can help keep your leaves out of the storm drain! https://t.co/hMaIF4WTQ0

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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