Monthly Message

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 phosphorus-free fertilizer that won't pollute our water.

ADOPT A STORM DRAIN on your street and please keep it clean and free of leaves, dirt, grass clippings, and other debris.

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

Good Friday/Passover: April 3
Easter: April 5
Conservation District Tree Sale: April 17-18
Earth Day/Earth Day Festival: April 22
Arbor Day: April 24

Seasonal Photo Contest - Ongoing!

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: View of the Kalamazoo River by John Grap


Krazy for the Kazoo

Children's Water Festival

event event

October 3, 2015
Watershed-wide citizen cleanup of the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries

May 15, 2015
A free, educational event for fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers.