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.
East Salem Community Impact Survey (Coming Soon)
Do you live in East Salem? We want your feedback! Marion County Environmental Services is partnering with Cherriots Trip Choice on a survey of the East Salem Community. We would like to learn more about how we can better serve you. Plus, when you take the survey, you will be entered to win a $50 giftcard! The survey will be open from July 1st-July 31st.
Water Wise Newsletter - June 2019 Edition
Monthly Litter Clean Up
Each month Marion County Envrionmental Services leads a team of volunteers to pick up litter and debris from streets, walkways and streams to prevent the pollution from flowing down stream.
Check out our litter clean up records!
Largest Number of Volunteers: 55 people at the Earth Day Litter Clean Up
Most Amount of Trash: 175 lbs at the Earth Day Litter Clean Up
Next Event: Saturday, July 13th meet us at the Lancaster Goodwill from 10am-Noon for our monthly Lancaster Litter Clean Up!
Sign up here.
#ORTrashTag Photo Contest
Marion County is partnering with the City of Albany, Salem, Keizer and the Marion SWCD to host the #ORTrashTag Litter Clean Up Photo Contest. Just by picking up trash, you could win $115 from local businesses (see photo).
The #ORTrashTag Litter Clean Up Photo Contest runs from June 1st-September 30th. Simply take a photo of yourself while picking up litter and post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag ORTrashTag. Winners will be selected randomly each month for a chance to win some great prizes! For more information on the photo contest, click here.
Trashy Tuesday is a volunteer litter clean up project focused in East Salem. With the help of our amazing volunteers, we have removed hundreds of pounds of trash from entering our waterways.
To stay up to date about upcoming Trashy Tuesday events, email email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org