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Hickory Creek Watershed

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) and the Village of Stevensville hosted a meeting on September 30, 2010 to discuss the water and habitat quality of Hickory Creek and what can be done to improve it.   The group has formed a partnership of interested citizens, county and state agencies, non-profit organizations and the townships, cities and villages who have land or an interest in the Hickory Creek Watershed.   


The Partnership is open to anyone that is interested.  If you are interested and want to be involved, please contact Marcy Hamilton at hamiltonm@swmpc.org.




Municipalities with land that drains into Hickory Creek include:

  • Baroda Township 
  • Baroda Village
  • Buchanan Township
  • Lake Township
  • Lincoln Township
  • Oronoko Township
  • Royalton Township
  • Shoreham Village
  • Stevensville Village 
  • St. Joseph City
  • St. Joseph Township
  • Weesaw Township



 Click here to view an interactive map. 


  Press Release on Hickory Creek 



In the News: Water Trail In The Works For Hickory Creek


On August 3rd, 2013 there was a Hickory Creek Community Festival in Stevensville, MI. This event was hosted by Miss Stevensville and the Court and the Hickory Creek Watershed Partnership. We had a creek clean up where volunteers picked up trash from Hickory Creek. We also had free well water testing, activities for kids, and information on water quality tips for homeowners.


Click here to view the press release!


 Click here for the flyer!



View SWMPC's presentation from the  September 30, 2010 meeting. 

Read past studies pertaining to the Lower St. Joseph River Watershed and Hickory Creek Watershed:

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Assessment for Stevensville Village

MDEQ Assessment 2006

MDEQ Assessment 2001

MDEQ Assessment 1996 

MDNRE Survey 1993


Meeting Summaries:

September 30, 2010

February 15, 2011

October 4, 2011

November 11, 2011

January 31, 2012


Education Committee Meetings Summaries:

March 1, 2011

January 10, 2012 



A Resolution to Support Efforts of the Hickory Creek Watershed Partnership and To Protect and Improve the Hickory Creek Watershed




The Hickory Creek Watershed is a sub watershed of the St. Joseph River Watershed.  For more information on the St. Joseph River Watershed visit these sites:

Friends of the St. Joe River Association

St. Joe River Net


If you are interested in learning more and/or becoming involved to help improve Hickory Creek, please contact Marcy Hamilton at hamiltonm@swmpc.org or 269-925-1137 x1525.

This page last updated on 5/20/2016.
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission  
376 West Main Street  Suite 130  Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3651
Phone: 269.925.1137  Fax: 269.925.0288  

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