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Strengthen Protections for the Rogue from Polluted Runoff

Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution from our cities and towns. Ask DEQ to strengthen a proposed stormwater general permit for Oregon to better protect clean water in the Rogue Basin.

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As communities within the Rogue River Basin continue to grow, so does the potential for polluted runoff to threaten clean water and the health of the Rogue. When rainwater hits hard surfaces, such as roads or parking lots, it can’t soak into the ground. Instead, water runs along the surface where it can pick up pollutants like sediment, trash, and heavy metals before flowing untreated, into your local streams. 

Right now, the state of Oregon is proposing a new stormwater general permit that would set the bar for how most of the communities in Jackson and Josephine Counties manage polluted runoff. It’s a step in the right direction, but the proposed permit doesn’t go far enough to help protect the health of the Rogue and the communities that rely upon it. 
 
Help us show support for clean water and ask the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to strengthen its proposed permit to better protect and restore the Rogue River and waterways across Oregon. 

Take action: Ask the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to strengthen the proposed stormwater general permit to better protect clean water.

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