Please reivew this page to see what you can do to help protect, prerserve, improve and enjoy the watershed.
There are also several other watershed groups in the region, click here to learn more.
Volunteer Visual Assessment Data Collection
Volunteer Visual Assessment Data Collection can provide watershed specialists with extremely valuable information to help assess problem areas throughout the watershed. The instructions and data sheet can be used by any volunteer on nearly any river oriented recreational activity. These include, walking the river trail, canoeing, hiking, bike riding, fishing, boating, etc. The forms should be distributed at community events, parks and recreational departments, visitor and tourism offices, etc.
Instructions for Visual Assessment Data Collection
Visual Assessment Data Collection Sheet
Completed data sheets should be submitted to Erin Campbel, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission 913 W. Holmes Rd. Suite 201 Lansing, Michigan 48910 (517-393-0342)
What You Can Do as a Riparian Landowner
As a riparian landowner or someone that may visit the river's edge often, it is important to be responsible and try to avoid any negative impact you may have on the area boarding a river, lake or pond. This is often easier than you may think, below there are many links to information and resources specifically developed for riparian landowners and recreational users. Enjoy!
New GLRC Brochure: Riparian Brochure - GLRC
Natural Resource Conservation Service - Buffer Information
The Forum of Greater Kalamazoo - Lake & Stream Corridor Owners Guide
The Michigan Riparian - Magazine (print & online)
Bloomfield Township, MI - Riparian Information
Tip of the Mitt Water Resource Publication - specifically:
Lakeshore and Streambank Erosion Control and
Fertilizing Tips for Homeowners
Local Recycling Resources
You can help reduce pollution in our local waterways by properly disposing of your household wastes including paint, cleaners, solvents, etc. For more information about recycling and household hazardous waste collection events, follow the links for your county below:
Ingham County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
Ingham County Recycling Information
Eaton County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information (scroll down)
Eaton County Recycling Information
Clinton County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information
Clinton County Recycling Information
Granger - Local Waste Management
Please don't forget the RV. Dispose of recreational vehicle sanitary waste at a nearby drop-off location. Never put it down a storm drain or roadside ditch! For more information on waste disposal locations and requirements, click here to be re-directed to the MI RV Dumps website.
River Cleanup Efforts
The Lansing Board of Water and Light and the Impression 5 Science Center host an annual Adopt-A-River program
and invite participants to help keep our rivers beautiful.
The 2009 Adopt-A-River events will be held on April 18 and Ocotber (yet to be announced). Please
visit the Adopt-A-River web site for more information
on this event. Lansing Board of Water Light site or Impression 5 Science Center site.
Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council - Volunteer Stream Monitoring
The ultimate goal of this program is to create swimmable, fishable streams and rivers in Mid-Michigan. Mid-MEAC’s volunteer stream monitoring program is one strategy within that goal, which fits into Mid-MEAC’s mission of helping people transform environmental concerns into action. Not only does the program create an avenue for data collection which can then be used in the future for advocacy efforts and river protection efforts, it also helps people connect with, appreciate, and understand our local waterways.
This monitoring program is funded by the GLRC and Lansing Board of Water & Light. For more information, view the MidMEAC website here:
MidMEAC Volunteer Stream Monitoring
The GLRC may host other cleanup efforts throughout the
Lansing region, however none are planned at this time.
Please check back soon for updates.
Storm Drain Labeling Efforts