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TRAVEL TRAILER WASTE DISPOSAL- Now that the camping season is nearly over, remember to properly dispose of your black water tank waste at a designated RV sanitary dump station, improper disposal of waste contaminates the ground and our water, and leaves the "great outdoors" not-so-great!

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PROPERLY CLOSE ABANDONED WELLS on your property. They can act as conduits for contamination of our groundwater. Call the Calhoun County Health Department at 269-969-6341 for more info.

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"Pure Water is the world's first and foremost medicine." Slovakian Proverb

Events and Special Dates:

Rain Barrel Sale Continues through August 21!

August 8: Krazy for the Kazoo Sign Up begins

August 11: Rain Barrel Sale Pick Up Kalamazoo

August 13: Kanoe the Kazoo, Marshall to Battle Creek

August 20: Recycle Rama, 9AM- 1PM, Bailey Park

August 25: Rain Barrel Sale Pick Up, City of Battle Creek, 150 South Kendall Street

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: Lights Everywhere, by Susan Bond, Battle Creek River

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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.