What is stormwater?
How does stormwater affect Eugene's water quality?
Learn more on our FAQs page
Pesticides—including insecticides, weed killers, and slug bait—contain toxic ingredients that can be harmful to people, pets, wildlife, and the environment. Children and pets are especially susceptible. The Oregonian published an article in April 2013 that explores this topic further along with tips for less-toxic gardening.
Did you know pressure washing can lead to stormwater pollution? Check out this video or our fact sheet to learn some simple ways to keep contaminants out of our waterways.
Does your school or club hold fund-raising car washes? Be fish friendly by keeping soap out of storm drains. Our video will show you how simple it is to use our free car wash kit. Our fact sheet helps every car owner make clean water choices for washing.
Learn about the award-winning habitat restoration at Delta Ponds that has brought young salmon back to the former gravel pits.
Is a rain garden right for your yard?
Have a wet spot in your yard where rain and runoff cause flooding or erosion? Consider a rain garden to slow the flow, filter pollution and attract birds and butterflies. Two videos offer a brief overview (3 min.) and more complete instructions (30 min.) Interested in a hands-on workshop? Call 541-682-2739 or 541-465-6443 x102 to learn more.