River Givers & Supporters

Much of the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council’s work is supported by grants leveraged by the in-kind involvement of our community.  The dedication of our local community partners and many individuals make it possible for KRWC to secure grant funding from a variety of federal, state, and local sources to support our programs.

The KRWC extends a special thanks to our many dedicated grant supporters, River Givers, partners, and sponsors. We are also grateful to our many volunteers at events such as the Kalamazoo Water Festival, Kanoe the Kazoo, Krazy for the Kazoo river cleanup, and River Guardians citizen stream monitoring program. Our programs and special projects would not be possible without the generous funding provided by the organizations and individuals listed below.

If your business or organization would like to learn more about getting involved and making a difference in our watershed, please contact Jamie by email or by phone at (269) 978-4606.

Grant Supporters

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
  • Beim Foundation
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Patagonia (through our local retailer, Lee’s Adventure Sports)

River Givers

  • Stephen W. Allen
  • Robert & Judith Beck
  • Donald & Mary Brown
  • Judith Kay Chase
  • James Coury
  • Dr. Patricia A.S. Crowley
  • Sandra & David Docsa
  • Duane Dupee
  • Patricia Fenn
  • Clifton & Marsha Fisher
  • Dr. F. Claus Globig
  • Dr. Stephen Hamilton
  • Ladislav & Jana Hanka
  • David & Carol Heinicke
  • Renee Kivikko
  • Dr. Kenneth & Vicki Kornheiser
  • Christine Kosmowski & Wayne Kukuk
  • Max Matteson
  • Jamie & Matthew McCarthy
  • Jen Rice & Jeff Spoelstra
  • Julie Rogers
  • Tom & Ruth Small
  • Lawrence & Lynda Stein
  • Denny & Patty Stelzer
  • Michael Stifler
  • Tim Winslow


  • City of Kalamazoo
  • Lee’s Adventure Sports
  • Arcadia Brewing
  • Republic Waste
  • Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
  • McDonald’s Restaurant
  • Lake Allegan/Kalamazoo River TMDL Committee
  • Schlatter Design


  • Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners
  • City of Battle Creek
  • Calhoun Conservation District
  • Calhoun County Water Resources Commissioner
  • Four Townships Water Resources Council
  • Kalamazoo Climate Change Coalition
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
  • Kalamazoo County Land Bank Authority
  • Kalamazoo County Stormwater Working Group
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum
  • Kellogg Biological Station
  • Kieser & Associates
  • Lori Moore Show
  • Marshall Area Conservation Committee
  • Michigan Dept. Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Dept. Natural Resources & Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
  • Michigan Dept. Health & Human Services
  • Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
  • Office of Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
  • Potowatomi Resource, Conservation & Development Council
  • Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
  • Van Buren Conservation District
  • Village of Vicksburg
  • Western Michigan University & Dept. of Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Explore the various ways to support the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council today!