Krazy for the Kazoo River Clean-Up & Conservation
Krazy for the Kazoo is the name of our annual multi-event effort to help inspire and coordinate safe cleanup and other stewardship activities in and around the streams and rivers of the Kalamazoo River Watershed. This watershed-wide program has been occurring for more than 20 years! Powered by volunteers, we work to help support the stewardship of areas in and around the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries, removing trash and debris, planting new trees, removing problematic invasive plants, and much more. Cleanup and other stewardship activities have been held in many locations over the years including Marshall, Battle Creek, Charlotte, Otsego, Kalamazoo, Albion, and others.
Scheduled cleanup events generally occur between early spring and late fall, and we also encourage and offer safe cleanup activities by individuals anytime while out enjoying the watershed. You will find the dates and other information about specific events here, along with some tips and informational resources to help make your individual efforts safe and successful. The list of events can grow quickly, so be sure to check back often. Remember, even when you pick up just one piece of trash, you are leaving the watershed a little better off than it was before you arrived on the scene!
How Can My Group Get Involved?
Events that the KRWC is helping to support in 2023 will be starting in April, and will be listed here SOON!
We can help you identify a section or area of the Kalamazoo River watershed that your group can adopt and regularly take care of, and help get you started with equipment and logistics. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-447-1580.
Safety Tips and Information
Your safety is a first priority, so we encourage you to check out tips and information resources before you go. Here are a few:
Report spills and other emergencies to the proper authorities. The Michigan Pollution Emergency Alert System (PEAS) Hotline is 800-292-4706 and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you have questions, comments, or other helpful information, please e-mail email@example.com or call 269-350-6158.