Monthly Message

Tip- Car Washing-Wash your car at a commercial car wash or on the lawn so that wash water can be absorbed and naturally filtered, avoiding street and storm drains.

Maintain Oil Tanks-both above and underground, as leaking oil storage tanks are a major source of contamination to both surface water and groundwater. Check tanks regularly for leaks.

"When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water." ~Benjamin Franklin


Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 A.M. until Noon- Battle Creek Health Department

Fall Begins- Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Green Drinks- Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:30 P.M.

Sign Up Ends for River Clean Up Day- Friday, September 26, 2014

Styrofoam Collection - Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00 A.M. until Noon, County Building Parking Lot, Marshall


BC Water videos via our YouTube channel:

Where does your surface water go?

Click here to learn where the water from your property drains to, via the city of Battle Creek's mapping service.


What's Happening

photo contestKeep up with Clean Water events throughout year. See our main events at right, with more listed below.

Seasonal Photo Contest
Concludes July 31, 2015
Photo: Harper Creek, by Steven Heeter


Krazy for the Kazoo

Children's Water Festival

event event

October 4, 2014
Watershed-wide citizen cleanup of the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries

May 16, 2014
A free, educational event for fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers.