The Marion County Public Works Department's Water Quality Program coordinates the county's response to federal and state clean water regulations. The goal of the program is to protect the health of our streams, riparian areas and wetlands through a comprehensive approach to watershed and stormwater management.Is your home rain ready?
Here are the top 4 tips to make sure your home is ready for the fall and winter rains:
1. Properly dispose of or move all chemicals and paints indoors to prevent harmful runoff.
2. Clean your gutters to prevent clogging and flooding.
3. Cover all bare soil with mulch, crop cover, or native plants to prevent sediment runoff.
4. Rake leaves and debris away from storm drains to prevent flooding.
Trashy Tuesday is a volunteer litter clean up project focused in East Salem. With the help of our amazing volunteers, we have removed over 130 pounds of trash from entering our waterways.
Become a volunteer and join others from around Marion County who are doing good for our community. Sign up today
Want to find out more? Click here.
Help us reduce bacteria in our waterways by pledging to pick up your pet waste. Here is how to pledge:
Include: "I understand the pet waste, when carried by rain water to our local streams, can increase bacteria, making it unsafe. I pledge to be a good steward of my community by always picking up after my pet's waste, even in my backyard."
Your address (where to mail the bag dispenser).
Your pet's name.
Stormwater Management Plan
The Marion County Stormwater Management Plan outlines the actions that will ensure that the County meets the requirements of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits and reduces it's impact on the surrounding waterways.
Please review the
Stormwater Management Plan and provide comments to: