The Clinton River watershed covers 760 square miles through four counties (Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, and St. Clair). From its headwaters in Springfield Township, the Clinton River travels 80 miles and eventually empties into Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township. Over 1.4 million people live in the watershed's 60 communities. The CRWC is a non-profit environmental organization that protects, enhances, and celebrates the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair.
CRWC's RiverSafe LakeSafe
The CRWC Weekly Clean program has been going strong since 2012 as part of our larger Keeping It Clean program. It’s a great way for community members to get outside and involved in efforts to clean up their local areas of the watershed, and a great way to give back to the community. Pick a date, bring a friend, and come on out! For more information contact Abby Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248)601-0606.
(Link to SEMCOG Partners for Clean Water)
Under the federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Clean Air Act, SEMCOG is the designated planning agency for both water and air quality.
The Information Center contains a publications database of all current SEMCOG reports. Residents interested in improving the region's air and water quality have access to the Ozone Action and Ours to Protect programs. This is also the place to come for carpooling and vanpooling opportunities.
SEMCOG Did You Know? video
Protecting Our Water...Seven Simple Steps
Department of Enviromental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality Water Programs establish water quality standards, assess water quality, provide regulatory oversight for all public water supplies, issue permits to regulate the discharge of industrial and municipal wastewaters, monitor State Water resources for water quality, the quantity and quality of aquatic habitat, the health of aquatic communities, and compliance with state laws.
Water Quality Awareness Month Summer is inching closer and Macomb County has beautiful lakes, rivers and streams for all residents to enjoy. Unfortunately, polluted runoff from everyday household activities is a major source of contamination. Visit the Macomb County website for information on how to protect our environment.
MSU Extension provides information and offers on-going educational programs in three areas:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Children, Youth and Family Programs
Community and Economic Development