Waterside Moments

Celebrating 50 years of the Clean Water Act; envisioning the next 50

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we asked staff in DEQ’s water quality programs to share images they captured while working, playing or relaxing around water. These images highlight some of Oregon’s extraordinary water resources and the importance of protecting them.

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”

-Henri Cartier-Bresson

DEQ is proud of the work our water quality teams do to ensure these resources remain clean, safe and accessible for the next 50 years.

We’d love to know which photo is your favorite and why. Send a note to: DEQCommunications@deq.oregon.gov

-Jennifer K. Flynt, public affairs specialist

Published by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water.

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