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.