The Water…Do Your Part outreach campaign identifies simple things we can do to keep our rivers and streams healthy. Check out the local resources and Do Your Part!
RV Hot Tub Tip of the Month
Need to drain your pool, hot tub, or RV grey water at home? Look for a waste water pipe cleanout on the side of your home. You can place your drain hose directly into the cleanout so that it will go to a wastewater treatment plant and be safely disposed. You can also filter dechlorinated water into the soil slowly so that it doesn’t run into the street or onto your neighbor’s property.
Never pipe the water directly to the street or a storm drain as these lead to our creeks, streams, and rivers and the residual chemicals and soaps can harm wildlife and water quality.
Metro’s Online Calendar
Metro’s online calendar shows a full listing of all Metro natural gardening events sponsored by Do The Right Thing, plus other natural gardening events from around the region.
Natural gardening videos and how-to resources
Get tips from Metro’s natural gardening expert, download gardening guides and publications, watch videos and discover more great resources for learning to garden without harmful chemicals.
Shopping guides for gardeners
Discover new resources for gardeners including reviews of lawn and garden products in the Grow Smart, Grow Safe guide and $5-off coupons for natural supplies and plants at 38 local retailers.
Washington Department of Ecology: Spill Line: (360) 407-6300
Oil Spills (Toll Free): 1-800-OILS-911
City of Vancouver Water Resources Protection: (360) 487-7130
City of Vancouver Operations Center:
City of Vancouver After Hours Emergencies
(After 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or Weekends): (360) 693-9302