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!
Tip of the Month:
Late winter and early spring are a great time to incorporate native plants into your garden.
Look for plant sales and nurseries that supply plants that are historic to the Willamette Valley. These plants are well adapted to support our local wildlife and pollinators and don’t require pesticides or fertilizers to thrive.
When planning your yard, try to incorporate a mix of ground cover, shrubs and trees to optimize habitat. Plan based on your soil’s typical moisture levels without irrigation to avoid unnecessary irrigation once plants are established.
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