Water News


Wins on the Road to Clean Water

Thanks to you, state officials have updated Oregon’s roadmap for managing our water systems to prioritize healthy people, ecosystems, and a sustainable future for Oregon.

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Wildfires and our water resources

As we face a future with more wildfires, it's time to start looking beyond the burn. Even after flames die down, our watersheds are still at increased risk.

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Gov. Brown Boosts Water Conservation

New executive orders help mitigate climate change through Oregon's building codes and address key principals of ensuring a reliable water future: efficiency and re-use.

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“Clean water = humanity”

Bringing people together to dance, celebrate Oregon, and start a conversation about clean water

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Get Dirty for Clean Water, Nov. 4

Oregon Environmental Council's Emerging Leaders Board invites you to “Get Dirty for Clean Water” Saturday, Nov. 4th. Tickets available: getdirtyforcleanwater.com

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What does clean water mean to you?

We’re collecting your stories about clean water to highlight what Oregonians’ care about and keep the pressure on policymakers to protect this precious resource.

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Clean water: 45 years & no turning back

On the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we're shining a spotlight on the work still needed to protect clean water for our communities, our economy, and future generations.

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Celebrating 45 Years of Clean Water

50 years ago, our rivers looked a lot different. Today, we celebrate the Clean Water Act and discuss the work that still must be done to make sure every Oregonian has access to fishable, drinkable, and swimmable waterways.

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Protecting clean water at home

Backyard Garden
The choices you make in your yard can make a big difference to the health of local streams, wildlife and our drinking water. Before you think about spraying weed killer or reseeding your lawn this fall, consider these tips for a low-maintenance landscape.

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Help inform a smarter water future

This week, Oregon’s water resources commissioners will discuss how to address our water challenges. Speak up today to make sure they hold the department accountable for protecting Oregon’s water future.

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