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!
Tips of the Month: PESTICIDES – Because pesticides are available at our local garden centers, many people assume they are safe. In reality, these chemicals can pose harm to us, especially our children and pets. They can also kill beneficial insects like bees, which we need to protect our local food supply. Visit Metro’s Garden Problems page to learn about safe alternatives to chemicals and find out how to identify and remove invasive plants from your garden.
Help keep our natural areas healthy for our local birds and other wildlife.
Remove invasive plants from your landscaping at your home or business to prevent them from spreading.
Common plants include: Clematis, Butterfly Bush, English Ivy, Tree of Heaven and Japanese Knotweed.
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