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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Clean Rivers Education Program

December 16, 2013

It’s never too early to learn about keeping our rivers clean.

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) offers a Clean Rivers Education program for kindergartners to college-level students. The program gives students the chance to have first-hand field experience and learn about watershed health, urban ecology, the causes and effects of water pollution, and what they can do to protect rivers and streams.

BES receives many thank you notes throughout the year from visitors expressing their gratitude for the education program and the valuable learning experience it provides.

A local 4th grade teacher and her students recently wrote to BES sharing their appreciation for the program:

“The lessons were age appropriate and relevant to our science curriculum. They were also engaging and accessible to all learners. Your provision of bus fare so the children could experience public transportation, visit a site in their community, meet more scientists and examine the experiments and data again with different variables made the experience simply outstanding and a highlight of our school year.”

Special thanks to the Clean Rivers Education team for providing local students with a hands-on classroom experience to keep our rivers clean and safe.

To learn more about the Clean Rivers Education program, visit the BES website or call (503) 823-7185.