Canines for Clean Water

AVAILABLE NOW! The 2022 Calendar

Created by Springfield’s Stormwater Team, the Canines for Clean Water 2022 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 Public Library
  • Springfield Justice Center’s Animal Control
  • Springfield Operations

Willamalane locations:

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Bob Keefer Center
  • Willamalane Pool (12th & G)

Vets, pet supply stores, and more:

  • All American Pet
  • Albertson’s on Marcola Rd.
  • Best in Show (BIS) Pet Grooming
  • Bi-Mart on Main St.
  • Cascade Animal Clinic
  • Companion Animal Clinic
  • Dog Gone Cute Pet Groomers
  • Emergency Vet
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Hometown Pets
  • House of Dogs at 835 A St.
  • Luckydog Day & Night Care
  • McKenzie Animal Hospital
  • McKenzie Feed & Pet Supplies
  • Mini Pet Mart
  • Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates at 444 B St. or 5105 Main St.
  • Petco
  • Precious Pets
  • Q-Street Animal Hospital
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • 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 winners for the 2022 Calendar!

Thanks to everyone who entered their pooches in our photo contest for the 2022 Calendar. It was quite a challenge narrowing down so many adorable entries to 12 winners, but here they are. These fine friends went on to be photographed by City staff in July 2021 and are now featured in our 10th-annual edition of the calendar.

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 favorite people have an even more important role because it’s your everyday behaviors that can either cause or prevent pollution in the first place. As you look through the months in the calendar, you’ll meet our canine friends and you’ll also see clean water tips that we’ve carefully selected, knowing they can do the most good for Springfield’s waterways.

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.”

Click to view the brochure.

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!

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.

In the spring of 2021 Springfield’s Stormwater Team announced a photo contest for local dog owners on the City of Springfield’s Facebook page and here on this webpage. From a pile of adorable entries, City staff voted for their favorites.

Next we grabbed our squeak toys and treats and met each pooch and their family for a special photo shoot around town.

Contact us

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