Clean Water Hero

You can make a difference and protect local streams and the Tualatin River – all in your own back (and front) yard.

Create a sustainable stormwater landscape that will reduce polluted runoff from your property and maintain the health of our local waterways. With the ideas below, you can create a design that will increase your property value and enhance the livability of our Tualatin River Watershed.

Build Your Own Rain Garden

Rain Garden

Rain gardens are a great way to celebrate rain and protect our streams while adding beauty to your yard. Learn more about how to create a rain garden in your yard.

Learn About Rain Barrels

Just one inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square-foot roof produces 625 gallons of water. Learn more about your options for collecting and saving water.

Free Native Plants

If you live in Washington County, you can receive free plants each fall for your home.

Water Quality Facilities

Are you building a new home on a lot that requires on-site stormwater treatment? Find information (PDF, 917KB) for you and your builder.

Do you have a water quality facility at your home? Learn how to maintain it (PDF, 992KB). 

Learn more about Green Infrastructure (PDF, 3.8MB) options at home and in the community and be a Clean Water Hero. Need help? Check out this list of contractors from Tualatin SWCD, including some seed/plant sources.

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