Monthly Message

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

Mulch, bag or compost your grass clippings after you mow. Don't let them run into storm drains. They can end up in lakes and rivers where they release nutrients, making weeds and algae grow.

"This land, this water, this air, this planet... this is our legacy to our young." ~ Paul Tsongas


July 1-5: Battle Creek Field of Flight, Air Show and Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 4: Independence Day

Saturday, July 25: Scrap Tire Collection 9AM-3PM Albion

Friday, July 31: Photo Contest Ends

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.


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: Summer on Goguac Lake, by Malia Samson


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.