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 two of Michigan largest watersheds – the Grand and Muskegon Rivers – running through many of our West Michigan communities 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’shistory has always focused on protecting water. Today, we are active in the development and implementation of policies and practices that improve stormwater management and water quality. WMEAC is also working on planning and implementation of water trails to link recreational opportunities with the need for water quality improvements.