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Kathy Eva
Stormwater Information Specialist
101 East Broadway
Suite 400
Eugene, OR 97401




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Stormwater Information
Looking for tips to prevent pollution and protect the health of your family? Interested in Eugene's clean water programs? Sign up for Raindrop to River
to receive seasonal e-news about local water quality concerns. 

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What is stormwater? 
How does stormwater affect Eugene's water quality? 
Learn more on our FAQs page

—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  to get added to our attendee list or ask questions.

More Resources
Teaching young people about water pollution? Check out our 
SPLASH! Curriculum lesson plans, handouts and related activities.

For materials that address a wide range of topics, go to our documents and fact sheets or newsletter libraries.

Our Canines for Clean Water program is popular among dog owners. Get the scoop on this fun pledge program and find out how your pooch can join our photo gallery.

Visit stormwater operations to learn more about natural resource management, stormwater infrastructure and capital projects.

Lend a hand as a volunteer in a park or natural area, either as a group or individually.

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Is that garden product safe? New app ranks more than 1,000 yard-care chemicals. An online version is also available at
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Interested in learning more about water around your home?
Some of our partner agencies and resources include:

Lane County Pollution
   Prevention Coalition
Lane County Master
Clean Water Services
Northwest Center for
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City of Eugene:
   Urban Agriculture
   Waterwise Garden

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