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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!

Fall Lawn Care Tip of the Month

Prepare your lawn for winter by slow-release fertilizing your cool season grasses in September, October, and November using a 3:1:2 N-P-K ratio.
This is also a great time to use a dandelion pulling tool to remove them by the roots.

Don’t forget to aerate and de-thatch; this keeps grass roots healthy.  Use an aerator that allows plugs to go out onto the lawn and leave them lie.

Sweep fertilizer from walkways to keep it from washing into the storm system which leads to our local streams.

Overseed and top dress with a bit of compost.

Sales and Discounts

Metro
Save $5 on native plants and trees

Metro Coupon at local garden centers

Metro Native Plant Guidebook
http://www.oregonmetro.gov/native-plants-willamette-valley-yards-booklet

Clean Water Services (WA County) 
Free plants for Tualatin River Watershed streamside residents

City of Gresham & Fairview
City of Gresham Healthy Streams Program

Backyard Habitat Certification in Gresham.
** Mention KOIN TV when you sign up and receive an application reimbursement of $35.  Email Keri Handaly

Other Resources:

Oregon City
Native and Nuisance Plant list

Clean Water Services
Dig in and help keep our water clean.

City of Salem
Learn about practical ways you can make a difference.

City of Lake Oswego
Learn simple ideas for protecting our water.

Port of Portland
Environmental programs

Workshops:
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
https://emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/

 

Online Pesticide Directory
Grow Smart, Grow Safe-An interactive directory to find safe alternatives to pesticides.

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.

Natural gardening group presentations
Schedule a free natural gardening presentation with a local garden expert for your club or community group.

Metro’s Online Calendar.

Bring Back the Pollinators.

Gresham
Lawn and Garden Care.

 

Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardless Home Handbook (PDF, 865KB)

City of Vancouver/Clark County
Household Hazardous Waste

Neighborhood Collection Events

In Oregon,

Outside of the Metro Region
Call 1-800-RECYCLE

OHSU Oregon Poison Center

Request Mr. Yuck stickers by calling:
503-494-7799

Metro

Metro Recycling Information 503-234-3000

Report illegal dumping

City of Portland Spills

Spill Hotline at 503-823-7180
Email officer@bes.ci.portland.or.us

City of Gresham Spills

Report hazardous spills by calling 9-1-1
Non-hazardous spills 503-618-2626
After hours 503-661-3906

Washington County Spills

24-hour response line 503-681-3600

If you would like to contact someone Click Here
Email us at Ask Us<

Oregon City Spills

Weekdays (7:00 am to 4:00 pm) 503-657-8241

Outside normal working hours/weekends
503-655-8211

For Emergency response call 9-1-1

City of Fairview

To report hazardous spills call 9-1-1
To report nonhazardous spills, illegal dumping, or other stormwater concerns call 503.665.9320

City of Vancouver/Clark County

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:
(360) 696-8177
City of Vancouver After Hours Emergencies
(After 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or Weekends): (360) 693-9302

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