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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 Streams shared City of Tigard, Oregon’s post.Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7:57am

This once neglected segment of Fanno Creek once again provides habitat to many wonderful creatures. #theriverstartshere.
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City of Tigard, Oregon
Restoring Fanno Creek: Clean Water Services presents the Critter Cam.

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Clean Rivers and StreamsSaturday, August 20th, 2016 at 11:45am

Ever wonder about that “pod” of swimmers crossing the Willamette near the Hawthorne Bridge during the morning commute? It’s the River Huggers swim team. The river is safe for swimming, and we’d like to keep it that way.
http://www.humanaccessproject.com/swimming/river_hugger_swim_team

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Clean Rivers and Streams shared Human Access Project’s event.Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 3:14am

People in our region are really taking to the water!

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Clean Rivers and StreamsThursday, August 4th, 2016 at 2:37am

Here’s a handy map of businesses certified to reduce toxics, prevent pollution, and protect the environment. Check it out! Our rivers and streams will benefit from less harmful runoff. http://ecobiz.org/

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Clean Rivers and StreamsFriday, July 29th, 2016 at 9:10am

The Willamette River Festival is this weekend to celebrate and bring awareness to this wonderful resource. The health of our rivers and streams is something we each have a role in promoting. #theriverstartshere

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 11:31pm

Partners clean up High Rocks to improve water quality #ClackCo @KOINNews @SOLVEinOregon https://t.co/hNhpQbM6qV https://t.co/eP4Ng0ffDI


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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:45am

Sign up today for @ClackamasRiver Down the River Clean Up @LoveCleanRivers https://t.co/gtTkMLPlbN https://t.co/TXxC0ANxxw


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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 5:07am

Are these creatures friend or foe? Read about different species & water quality #theriverstartshere https://t.co/EFUNRBiIfH

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 11:30pm

What we put on the ground ends up in rivers and streams, and oceans, eventually #theriverstartshere https://t.co/DI1wyr6BZT

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 3:17am

Pesticides aren’t good for rivers and streams either. Thankfully, there are safe natural alternatives and techniques https://t.co/IsBMmEg68w


 

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