Monthly Message

Tip
Irrigation- Watering plants too much and too frequently results in shallow roots, weed growth, diseases, fungus, and stormwater runoff. Don't over water. Learn plants' water needs and water appropriately.

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

Events and Special Dates:

July 1: Photo Contest Begins

June 29-July 4: Battle Creek Field of Flgiht Air Show and Balloon Festival

July 23: Kanoe the Kazoo- Albion

July 23: Scrap Tire Collection

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
The 2016/2017 Photo Contest kicks off July 1, 2016! Updated this year, contestants can submit up to two photos per season!
Photo: Kalamazoo River by Steven Heeter Photo Location: Kalamazoo River South Branch

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BC Water videos via our YouTube channel:

Seasonal Photo Contest

The 2016/2017 Photo Contest kicks off July 1, 2016. Updated this year, contestants can submit up to two photos per season! Find out more > >


Kanoe the Kazoo 2016

Join us on the water in 2016! 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: http://kalamazooriver.org/events/kanoe-the-kazoo/


Rain Barrel Sale

The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holding an online rain barrel sale, to encourage residents to collect and save valuable water in our community.

Purchase a rain barrel at http://upcycle-products.com/static.asp?path=7955. They are available for $56.50 each in a variety of colors. Anyone may purchase the rain barrels, whether a city resident or not.

Rain Barrel Sale Info: http://www.battlecreekmi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=123


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 1, 2016
Watershed-wide citizen cleanup of the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries

May 13, 2016
A free, educational event for fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers.