Canines for Clean Water

AVAILABLE NOW! The 2023 Calendar

Created by Springfield’s Stormwater Team, the Canines for Clean Water 2023 Calendar is now available for FREE to Springfield residents, while supplies last. To pick up your copy, visit one of the following locations:

City offices:

  • Springfield City Hall – 225 5th St., various suites
  • Springfield Public Library – 225 5th St., Suite 301
  • Springfield Justice Center’s Animal Control – 230 4th St.
  • Springfield Operations – 201 S 18th St.

Willamalane locations:

  • Adult Activity Center – 215 W C St.
  • Bob Keefer Center – 250 S 32nd St.
  • Willamalane Park Swim Center – 1276 G St.

Vets, pet supply stores, and more:

  • All American Pet
  • Albertson’s – 5755 Main St., and 2000 Marcola Rd.
  • Best in Show (BIS) Pet Grooming
  • Bi-Mart – 5744 Main St., and 1521 Mohawk Blvd.
  • Cascade Animal Clinic
  • Companion Animal Clinic
  • Dog Gone Cute Pet Groomers
  • Emergency Vet
  • Grocery Outlet
  • House of Dogs – 835 A St.
  • K9 Swim Center – 156 S 20th St.
  • Luckydog Day & Night Care
  • McKenzie Animal Hospital
  • McKenzie Feed & Pet Supplies
  • Mini Pet Mart
  • Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates – new location at 215 Q St.
  • Petco
  • Precious Pets
  • Q-Street Animal Hospital
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce – 101 S A St.
  • Springfield Utility Board (SUB) – 250 A St.
  • Wash Your Dog Spot
  • Wilco Farm Store

Perfect for we who love dogs and spend time in the great outdoors, this calendar reminds us to “scoop the poop” to help keep the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers pollution free.

Introducing the winning dogs for the 2023 Calendar!

Thanks to the more than 200 Springfield residents who entered their pooches in our contest for the 2023 Calendar. It was quite a challenge narrowing down so many adorable entries into a list of 12 winners, but here they are!

Dog lovers are water lovers

Springfield’s waterways are of great value to us and our pets. There’s nothing quite like watching your dog romp and play in a stream, or enjoying the natural beauty of the Willamette River with your best canine friend. We receive a lot of rain and one of the biggest threats to local bodies of water, including the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, is urban runoff. As runoff flows over rooftops, yards, streets, and other hard surfaces, it washes pollutants into storm drains and out to waterways where they can harm local wildlife and water quality.

Clean water is the result of each of us doing our part

City staff – We help plan, clean, and maintain public streets, catch basins, pipes, and treatment systems such as swales, planters and ponds. We also respond to complaints of spills, help businesses develop water-friendly habits, and provide public education on our water systems.

Springfield residents – You and your loved ones have an even more important role because it’s your everyday behaviors that can either cause or prevent pollution. As you look through the months in the calendar, you’ll meet local canine friends and you’ll see special clean water tips, that are based on today’s needs in Springfield’s waterways.

Click to view the brochure.

We pledge and we prevent water pollution

Our everyday actions contribute to waterway health and Canines for Clean Water reminds us of that fact. Common river pollutants include bacteria and harmful nutrients from animal droppings, leaking fluids from vehicles, chemicals for killing moss and weeds, soaps from car washing, and litter such as cigarette butts.

The Canines for Clean Water Calendar Contest asks all participants to pledge to pick up after their pet in an effort to reduce bacteria contamination in waterways from runoff.

You, too, can pledge online to scoop the poop and receive a banana and a bag holder for your leash! Click the green button below to “Pledge now.”

Take the Pledge

We’ll mail a free Canines For Clean Water bandana and poop-bag holder to Springfield community members who sign up here, pledging to keep Springfield’s waterways clean and healthy by picking up after their pooches. Springfield residents only.

Pledge Now!

Free to all Springfield residents who pledge! An official bandana and poop-bag holder (includes the bags).

About the Calendar

What started in 2012 as a calendar project featuring pets of City employees, has developed into a much-anticipated annual project involving hundreds of Springfield dog owners and dozens of pet-loving businesses.

For our most recent edition, Springfield’s Stormwater Team announced a photo contest in the spring of 2022 for local dog owners on the City of Springfield’s Facebook page and here on this webpage. From a pile of adorable entries, judges picked their favorites. In May 2022, we will grabbed our squeak toys and treats and met each pooch and their family for a special photo shoot around town.

Calendars are available FREE for pickup in November, to Springfield residents only, until supplies run out. Be sure to get yours!

Contact us

Email WaterResources@springfield-or.gov or call us at 541.726.3694.