Rain barrels have been proven an effective and easy strategy for managing community storm water issues and improving water quality.
With Lake Michigan to our West, and the Grand River, Michigan’s largest watershed, running through many of our West Michigan protecting our fresh water resources is incredibly important to WMEAC. From WMEAC working to ban DDT in 1968, to the passage of the Inland Lakes and Streams Act and the Great Lakes Oil Drilling Ban, WMEAC’s history has always focused on protecting our water. Today, we are active in the fight against stormwater runoff and excessive water use via fracking. WMEAC is also working to educate West Michigan’s young people on the importance of protecting our watershed, through our Teach for the Watershed program.
Find out about WMEAC’s Sustaining Stormwater Investment in Grand Rapids report, which looks at how Grand Rapids can both sustain stormwater investment as well as get the most out of the investments Grand Rapids has already made.
Read about the West Michigan Water Trail project that looked at creating and marketing access points along the West Michigan coastline to encourage geo-tourism!
Teach for the Watershed (T4W) is building the Next Generation of Great Lakes Advocates! T4W provides teachers and students with tools to help them learn about and take action in protecting West Michigan’s watersheds and Great Lakes.