For Residents

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.

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Video Content

The GLRC has developed a series of education videos on a variety of stormwater related issues.  View them here or on YouTube.

Car Washing

Road Salt

Pet Waste Management

Lawn Care

Watershed Protection


Motor Oil

Rain Barrels

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. 

Learn more here, or contact Ingham County Health Department.

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.

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 »

Report Polluting!


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The GLRC is supported by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
3135 Pine Tree Rd. Suite 2C, Lansing, MI 48911