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The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council encourages residents to understand their day-to-day impact on the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries.

Learn how to Be River Wise!


Whether you live along a river or not, your everyday actions impact our streams and lakes.

Learn more about how to Be River Wise at home using “green” yards, rain barrels, and rain gardens.


Since the landmark passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972 the Kalamazoo River has been gradually improving.

Learn more about what local governments can do to protect the Kalamazoo River and its tributary streams.


The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council seeks to encourage students and educators to engage with our local water resources, using the watershed for experiential learning.

Learn more in our Educators section.