Water in Southwest Michigan
Please complete a quick online survey about water issues in Berrien and Cass Counties. This survey is being conducted to measure any increase in awareness of how everyday activities contribute to water pollution in local streams, rivers, lakes and Lake Michigan. If you would rather, you can print and complete the survey on paper.
|Learn WHAT YOU CAN DO to help protect streams, rivers, lakes
and ultimately Lake Michigan.
|What is a Watershed?||
Southwest Michigan drains to Lake Michigan.
|Learn about SW Michigan Watersheds|
The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission is involved in many projects to protect and improve the water quality in southwest Michigan. However, for that to happen we need every resident, landowner, business owner, and local official to be involved! Several municipalities have already joined forces to help. Learn more by clicking on Southwest Michigan Water Partnership (Berrien and Cass NPDES-MS4 Group).
Click on these links below to learn more!
What Can You Do?
What is Stormwater?
Southwest Michigan Watersheds (Black, Dowagiac, Galien, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, Rocky, St. Joseph, Lake Michigan, Great Lakes)
Feature Project: St. Joseph River Watershed Conservation Partnership
Education Resources - fact sheets, news articles, etc
Low Impact Development
Featured Project - Hickory Creek Watershed
Featured Project - Paw Paw Watershed
Lake Michigan Academy
Southwest Michigan Water Resources Council
Green Infrastructure Workshop
Register for Landscaping Workshop
Southwest Michigan Water Quality Partnership
Pick Up After Your Pet
Become an Advocate
Getting Involved In a Watershed Project
Other Common Household Practices
Septic System Care
Lawn Care Practices
What Can You Do?
What Should You Know?
Great Lakes Basin
Lake Michigan Watershed
Stormwater Management (Phase II - NPDES) - Be Stormwater Savvy!
Dowagiac River Watershed
Black River Watershed
Galien River Watershed
St. Joseph River Watershed
Lower St. Joseph/Galien River Watershed (NPDES)