"Every little bit helps."
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
These familiar sayings probably weren't coined in reference to water quality, but they apply.
Every time someone learns about "clean water habits" and changes the way they do things, it helps. Every time we prevent pollution in the first place, it saves money and effort. That's why educational and volunteer programs play such an important role in the Clean Water Program.
The Clean Water Program promotes educational partnerships with local groups and agencies, such as the City of Vancouver and Washington State University Extension, to maximize public awareness and stewardship to keep sediment and chemicals out of local waters.
In addition, the Program provides outreach to schools, individuals, businesses and property owners about how we all can do our part to protect Clark County's water resources for future generations.
Remember, "We all live downstream"
Check out these education and outreach programs:
- Watershed Stewards
- Canines for Clean Water
- Storm Drain Stenciling
- Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams
- Small Acreage Program - Living on the Land
- Student Water Quality Monitoring
- Watershed of Words Creative Writing and Art Contest
- Natural Gardening
For more information, contact:
Cindy Stienbarger, Clean Water Program Education and Outreach Coordinator
(360) 397-6118 ext. 4584