<b>River Otters in Griffin Creek</b> <b>Beach Creek in Ashland</b> <b>Irrigation diversion structure after removal on Ashland Creek</b> <b>Rogue River near Table Rocks</b> <b>Migrating Salmon in Bear Creek</b>

Welcome to the Stream Smart Program.  We need your help to protect Bear Creek and the Rogue River!


Have you ever wondered how clean our creeks and rivers are?  Did you know there are several species of salmon including the threatened Coho Salmon that return each year to spawn in our streams?  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 you can help to keep our waters clean, fishable, and swimmable. Learn ways you can help local waterways at home or in your community. Together we can have cool, clean water for life.

Upcoming Events

Check the events calendar below or our Facebook page link for upcoming events!

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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Keep Our Streams Clean and Clear

A locally produced public service announcement on stormwater/urban runoff.