Monthly Message

Tip: Fertilizer- The State of Michigan has passed a law banning the use of harmful phosphorus lawn fertilizers in order to protect our water resources. Check the label before buying fertilizer. The bag will show a series of three numbers. Look for the ZERO in the middle to find a phosphorous free fertilizer that won't pollute our water.

Quote: "Water is the driving force in nature." ~ Leonardo daVinci

Act: Adopt a storm drain on your street and please keep it clean and free of leaves, dirt, grass clippings and other debris.

Important Dates:

Curbside yard waste pick up beings for City of Battle Creek residents: Monday, March 31, 2014

Earth Day: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Community Compost Center Opens: Monday, April 14, 2014, for more information please visit,​ ​

Calhoun County Conservation District Tree Sale: Friday, April 18th & Saturday, April 19th, 2014, for more information please visit,

Green Drinks: Thursday, April 24, 2014, for more information please visit,

Arbor Day: Friday, April 25, 2014

Recycle Rama (Household Hazardous Waste Collection): Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kellogg Community College, for more information please visit,

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: "Sue Through Creek" - Wilder Creek by Dan Kent


Global Citizens River Conservation Day

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.