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
Incorporate a variety of native trees, shrubs and groundcovers into your landscape to create a low maintenance yard that will provide food sources for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Add a stick pile and a water source to make your yard habitat friendly!
Go one step further and enroll your yard in the Backyard Habitat Certification Program by visiting backyardhabitat.org. As a participant you’ll have exclusive access to a spring and fall native plant sale with wholesale pricing.
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