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Protecting Lake Michigan

SWMPC Water Quality Survey

Do you know what contributed the most to the pollution of lakes, rivers, and streams? Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) is curious about what you know and we have a 5-7 minute survey we would like you to take if you live or have a home in Berrien or Cass County. 

Storm water runoff (rain water) picks up a variety of pollutants from many sources and washes them into rivers, our ground water, and ultimately Lake Michigan. In fact, most of this polluted runoff begins at home. This survey will help us understand what you know about local water pollution and water quality so that we can improve education and communication about water quality issues in Berrien and Cass Counties and take measures to achieve pollution reduction and improved water quality.

Take the survey at https://www.swmpc.org/water.asp.

Protect Our Water

The Village of Grand Beach cares about protecting White Creek and Lake Michigan from storm water pollution.

Grand Beach is  a member of the Southwest Michigan Water Quality Partnership which is a coalition of municipalities working together to educate Southwest Michigan residents about protecting water quality and reducing water pollution.

Please do your part by becoming informed about how you can "Keep it Blue" and protect our environment.  For more information on watersheds, water quality and wetlands, visit the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission website.

Storm Water Management Program

The Village of Grand Beach has developed a Storm Water Management Program.  View the Village of Grand Beach Storm Water Management Program.

Any comments concerning the Storm Water Management Program should be directed to the Village Council at Village of Grand Beach, 48200 Perkins Boulevard, Grand Beach, MI  49117.

Storm Water Education Links

Please Help Protect our Waterways

After the Storm

A Low Salt Diet For Roads And Sidewalks To Protect Water Quality

Car Care And Maintenance

Car Washing

Home Improvements and Water Quality

Keep Our Waters Pure While Traveling

Lawn Care For Water Quality

Low Impact Development

Only Rain Down The Drain

Pick Up After Your Pets

Storm Water Management Program 2014

Tips for Maintaining Your Septic System

Watershed Basics

What Is An Illicit Discharge?

Informative Storm Water Videos

Illicit Discharge

Michigan - Great Lakes

Permeable Paving

Pick Up After Your Dog

Rain Gardens At Home

Rain Gardens Of West Michigan

Reduce Runoff - Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In!

Miscellaneous Links

Berrien County Recycling Resources

Galien River Watershed

Get Your Septic Tank Pumped And Inspected Every 2-3 Years

Keeping It Blue - Never Dump Anything Hazardous Down The Storm Drain

Properly Maintain Boats And Other Recreational Vehicles

Protecting Lake Michigan Begins In Your Yard - Use Fertilizer Without Phosphorus

The Quarterly - Southwest Michigan Planning Commission Newsletter

What Can You Do To Protect Water Quality?

What Is Storm Water?

What Is A Watershed?