Our Michigan waterways are important to protect! They provide transit for goods, an environment for fish and aquatic life, and recreation for people of all ages. That is why the city of Ecorse is interested in the preservation and protection of water quality.
Tips for Residents
Shown below are some ways residents can get informed and get involved in taking care of our rivers either at home or by volunteering.
The Huron River Watershed Council gives some great ideas on how residents can take action.
Click here to find out https://www.hrwc.org/take-action/
Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has some tips on how you can
help improve rainage quality at home,
available here. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/egle/wrd-nps-practical-tips_661713_7.pdf
EGLE’s information webpage contains educational posters, pamphlets, and fun games for kids!
The Wayne County Environmental Services Group provides information regarding public meetings, construction information, and other environmental updates on their website, located here. https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/environmental/water-quality-management.aspx
Government Best Practices
The protection of our natural resources falls on everyone to cooperate, which is why the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has created a Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) to standardize the process in which they handle stormwater. These practices make reducing stormwater pollution simpler and easier for MDOT and contractors under them.
The South-East Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is a membership of townships, villages, and cities in seven counties that improves coordination within the region on transportation, environment, and economic decisions. Available here is a link to their homeowner page, which gives concise information on how to avoid polluting stormwater.
Available here is SEMCOG’s regulations and training materials for local municipalities.