Parting with Pesticides: A Pledge Program for the Clackamas Watershed
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!
To take the Pledge, please fill out this form and send it to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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: