The GLRC has developed a variety of public education materials for homeowners and interested individuals to view here. Please take some time to look at the GLRC materials and learn about watershed management and how you and your community can help reduce pollution in our local waterways.
We are part of the effort to keep our water clean; you can learn more about your water quality and our Pollution Isn't Pretty campaign here: www.pollutionisntpretty.org
Printable Tri-fold Brochures:
Water Quality: A Homeowner's Guide
Who/What is the GLRC
Septic System Maintenance
Safe Fertilizer Use
Vehicle Maintenance Article
Pet Waste and the Environment
Storm vs. Sanitary Sewer Systems
Responsible Car Washing
Adopt Your Catch Basin
Wetlands: An Overview
Green Infrastructure Resources
Want to learn more about rain barrels, native plant gardens, and other green stormwater infrastructure? Check out these resources!
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, visit our Household Hazardous Waste page!
Ingham County Point of Sale Ordinance
Septic and well system failures risk public health, ground and surface water quality, and can become a financial burden on the owner. Ingham County's Point of Sale Ordinance requires a well and septic inspection and that corrective action is taken before ownership of the home is transferred.
Local Environmental Groups/Agencies
Pet Waste Management
To report suspicious activity, or if you see someone dumping anything but clean water in the storm sewers, streets, rivers, or even on the ground, please contact your local municipality »
Top ten things you can do to protect our watersheds:
• Always conserve and reuse water wisely.
• Soil test before you apply fertilizers. Use low or no-phosphorus fertilizers.
• Use native vegetation and reduce turf grass by increasing native wildflowers and grasses.
• Capture and reuse rainwater to control stormwater runoff.
• Dispose of pet waste properly in the trash or toilet (not onsite septic systems).
• Wash your car at a car wash facility. If you must do it at home, wash vehicles on the lawn instead of pavement.
• Maintain all vehicles, eliminating leaks and spills.
• Recycle and dispose of household chemicals properly (motor oil, household cleaners, paint, etc.)
• Inspect and maintain onsite septic systems and sewers.
• Join a watershed organization.