Parting with Pesticides: A Pledge Program for the Clackamas Watershed

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We all need to work together to ensure the health of our watershed by using chemicals wisely and sparingly. Pesticides have been found in water samples collected from the Clackamas River and its tributaries. 

You can help prevent more pesticides from reaching the river by making a declaration to reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides on your yard and property! As a resident in the Clackamas Watershed that cares about protecting water quality for people, fish, wildlife, drinking water and pets - here’s your chance to take the Parting with Pesticides Pledge!

Pesticide Wise Text

Pesticide Free Text

To take the Pledge, please fill out this form and send it to us via email at, or as a printed copy via mail to Clackamas River Basin Council, P.O. Box 1869, Clackamas, OR 97015

Get a FREE yard sign in honor of your commitment, letting neighbors know that your yard is healthy and safe.

Pledge Sign   Pesticide Wise     Pledge Sign   Pesticide Free

According to the National Coalition for Pesticide Free Lawns, of the 30 commonly detected lawn pesticides in the US:

• 17 are detected in groundwater
• 23 have the ability to leach into drinking water sources
• 24 are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms vital to our eosystem
• 11 are toxic to bees
• and 16 are toxic to birds

Take the pledge today and help ensure the safety of all the inhabitants of our watershed! 

Additional resources for reducing and eliminating pesticide use can be found by visiting the following links:

Beyond Pesticides – National Coalition for Pesticide Free Lawns

Beyond Pesticides - Fact Sheet

Metro Healthy Lawn and Garden Pledge

Oregon State University Master Gardeners - Urban Pesticide Reduction Program

Clackamas Basin Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Fact Sheet