The states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington all border on the Pacific Ocean.  What happens on the land in these states affects the streams and rivers that flow into our shared ocean. The bays, inlets, and marine waters of the Pacific are immensely valuable and provide recreation opportunities, economic resources and wildlife habitat. It is in our best interest to protect these waters from harm so that we may continue to enjoy the benefits of a clean marine and coastal environment.

Residents of the Pacific Northwest have the ability to improve and protect the quality of our waters. The Clean Waters Challenge was created to help educate and inspire communities take positive steps to improve their water. You can help! When you are ready, click the button below.  Take the Challenge and affirm your intent to help protect your local watershed.

After you take the Challenge, keep the momentum going! Now it is your turn to educate and inspire others to protect our water resources. Share this page using your favorite media outlet–choose from the icons on the left to share using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr.

And, keep learning!  Visit the “Local Resources” page to tap into water advocacy organizations in your area.

This effort is supported by funds from the Pacific Northwest Regional Water Program (Alaska, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon).