The quality of the water and stability of flow are important to support a diverse and healthy ecosystem and to provide recreational, economic, aesthetic, and educational opportunities that are essential to our quality of life. The way we use our land determines the condition of our watershed and water resources.

A watershed is another word for a river basin. It’s an area of land that drains into a common body of water. Rain and melting snow washes down the drain in the parking lots and streets into our storm water sewer system. This system then transports the water into rivers and streams and eventually into our lakes.

We all play a part in keeping our lakes, rivers, and streams clean. Here are a few tips on ways to help us protect this vital resource:

Storm Drain Awareness
Pet Care
Boat & Auto Care
Native Landscaping
Rain Barrels
Rain Gardens
Cold Weather Practices
Household Hazardous Waste
Onsite Septic System Maintenance
Wipes in the Pipes
Fats, Oils & Grease
Storm Drain Stenciling

Useful Links
Flint River Watershed Coalition