Monthly Message

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 streets and storm drains.

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

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.

Events and Special Dates:

Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2015

Patriot Day: Friday, September 11, 2015

Rosh Hashanah & Grandparent's Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 A.M. until Noon

Fall Clean Up Begins (City of Battle Creek Residents ONLY): Sunday, September 20, 2015

International Day of Peace: Monday, September 21, 2015

Yom Kippur: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Begins: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Clean Up Ends (City of Battle Creek Residents ONLY): Friday, September 25, 2015

Sign up Ends for Krazy for the Kazoo: Friday, September 25, 2015

Styrofoam Collection: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 A.M, until Noon.

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
Dates will be posted soon for another context beginning June 2016! Thank you to all of those who submitted photos, look for yours in the 2016 Clean Water Partners Calendar.
Photo: St. Mary's Lake, by, Charles W. Kimble


BC Water videos via our YouTube channel:

Seasonal Photo Contest

July 31 is the deadline to enter! Find out more > >

Kanoe the Kazoo 2015

Join us on the water in 2015! Kanoe the Kazoo float trips take place on many Saturdays from May – October. Trips are open to the public for all ages and most are FREE. Trips take place on the Kalamazoo River unless otherwise noted.

Register here:

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.


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.