<b>Rogue River and Table Rocks</b> <b>Salmon spawn in local streams and the Rogue River</b> <b>Close up of a spawning salmonid</b> <b>Learning about stream macroinvertebrates</b> <b>Planting native trees and shrubs to restore streams and the Rogue River</b>

Change Starts with You!

Welcome to the Stream Smart Program.  We need your help to protect local creeks and rivers!

Have you ever wondered how clean our local creeks and the rivers are?  Did you know that there are several species of salmon, including the threatened Coho Salmon, that return throughout the year to spawn?  Have you ever thought about how choices you make could impact water quality?  Through this website, the Stream Smart Team invites you to learn ways that you can help keep our waters clean, fishable, and swimmable.  Together we can have cool, clean water for life!

Program Highlights and News

Make A Different At Home – Pledge Today!

Go Blue – 2018 Stream Smart Campaign

Join us as we focus on learning more about and cleaning up Bear Creek as part of the Adopt-A-River Program.  Throughout the year there are opportunities to volunteer to clean -up trash along Bear Creek (April and September), participate in activities including Salmon Watch (Fall), and the Bear Creek Fall Festival.

Salmon Watch

Thank You! A big thank you for everyone who participated in and helped with the Salmon Watch Program. We couldn’t have done it without you. It was our most successful year since the program returned to the Rogue Valley. We reached over 1,200 students. The program will return in the Fall of 2019.

Storm Drain Brochure

Click on the picture to find out more about storm drains!

Rain Garden Guide


Streamside – Living along the water

Plant to prevent erosionPlants help protect streambanks and help prevent flooding while removing pollution. Learn how to improve your streambank, by streamside gardening.

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Manage Stormwater

People planting a rain gardenLearn simple and beautiful solutions to manage stormwater runoff, including rain gardens, permeable pavements, and green roofs.

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Even a Business can create a living roofCommercial lots and businesses can also help to reduce pollution; from covering dumpsters to sweeping sidewalks.

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At Home – In the Garden

Raise the height of your lawn mower
Did you know you can help improve soil and water quality through your lawn care and gardening practices? We need your help!

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Auto Care

Properly maintain your vehicle and its fluidsDid you know washing your car can send detergents into the creek? Learn how to safely maintain your car or truck.

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Agriculture and Small Farms

Farm water-conscientiously for the FutureWhether you have a small hobby farm or a large operation, there are many ways Farmers, Ranchers, and Horticulturists can help protect our creeks, rivers, and streams.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 19 @ 9:00 am11:00 am
  2. Regional TMDL Meeting

    January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Water Quality Concerns


To reach the DEQ complaint hotline for Discharge of pollutants (petroleum products, chemicals, soaps, sediment, etc.) directly or indirectly from a specific source into public waters—call the DEQ complaint hotline at 1-888-997-7888 or visit http://www.deq.state.or.us/complaints/rep.htm. Be as specific as possible, especially when it comes to identifying the source.

For other concerns General Water Quality Concern Links