Monthly Message

Rainwater- Runoff from rain water is the only thing that should wash down our storm drains. Anything else-grass clippings, leaves, motor oil, even fertilizer- is considered an ILLICIT DISCHARGE. If you witness suspicious dumping into storm drains call the Calhoun County non emergency number at 269-781-0911.

MAINTAIN SEPTIC SYSTEMS as improperly working septic systems can pollute both surface water and groundwater. If you have septic system, have it checked and pumped every few years to ensure it is working properly.

"Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go." ~Blaise Pascal

Water Quality Awareness Month Begins
Household Hazardous Waste Collection: 10 AM until Noon Battle Creek
Cinco De Mayo: May 5
Mother's Day: May 10
Children's Water Festival/Spring Into the Arts: May 15
TENTATIVE: Electronics Recycling Collection: May 16
Armed Forces Day: May 16
Memorial Day: May 25
Scrap Tire Collection: May 30th- 9AM until Noon- Athens Township

Seasonal Photo Contest - Ongoing!

BC Water videos via our YouTube channel:

Rain Barrel Sale

The City of Battle Creek is having an Online Rain Barrel Sale to encourage residents to collect and save valuable water in our community! 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: Kanoe the Kazoo by Cheryl Vosburg


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.