Monthly Message

Tip
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.

Act
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.

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

Events and Special Dates:

September 5:  Labor Day, Government offices closed

September 11:  Grandparents Day, Patriot Day 

September 21:  International Day of Peace

September 22: Fall Begins

September 23: Krazy for the Kazoo Sign Up Ends

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: Blue Heron, by Mary Lindow, 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.