Though the premise of the Clean Water Act is that America’s waters should be fishable, swimmable and drinkable, unfortunately at times, due to pollution many Oregon rivers, including the Rogue, often are not meeting state and federal clean water standards. The Clean Water Act depends on informed and involved communities to organize, speak up and take action for clean water.
Our Riverwatch program is designed to engage and empower the community in helping to make the Rogue River watershed a safer, cleaner place.
Become a Riverwatcher!
Check up on your chosen area or site on a waterway at least once a season (4x a year, or more if you feel ambitious), and send us quarterly assessments to document changes in water conditions, land use and possible pollution sources at your site.
Pick-up trash at least once a year - if the amount of trash is overwhelming call us to help organize a community clean-up!
Depending on the location chosen and your interest, we may want to talk about water quality testing there.
To get started choose your favorite creek or section of river as big or small as you'd like. Your Riverwatch area can be as large or small as you like. Click here to view a map of the Rogue River and its major tributaries.
If you want to get involved please send us an email frances(at)rogueriverkeeper(dot)org.