Cannon Township, Michigan

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Watershed Helpful Links

The following links are separated into Educational, Non-Governmental (non-Profit) Organizations, and Partner Organizations in Cannon Township, Government, and Miscellaneous Links.

Educational

Bell LIVE: The Watershed Game- This game was made by Bell Museum of Natural History and the University of Minnesota and allows you to examine issues in each area of a watershed and the impacts of the choices made - bellmuseum.org/distancelearning/watershed/watershed2.html
Buffer Strips- Explains what buffer strips are and what they do- www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/buffers/#Anchor-WhatBuffer
Water- Use It Wisely. This site gives over 100 tips to conserve water and is split into four regions in the U.S. - http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/
MDEQ Education and Stewardship- has resources that can assist educators in the development of curricula and activities about wetlands - www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3313_3687-10507--,00.html
MDEQ Educators page has many resources for educators - www.michigan.gov/deq/
Trees and Stormwater-an article that explains the benefits of trees in controlling stormwater runoff and erosion - www.forester.net/sw_0203_trees.html
EPA Great Lakes Landscaping is a guide for native landscaping specific to the Great Lakes region - www.epa.gov/greenacres/#Resources
Stream Corridor Restoration (NRCS)- tools for restoring and assessing the quality of streams and stream banks - www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/streams.html
Water Pollution (NRDC)- articles about water pollution - www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/default.asp
NRDC: How to Clean Up Our Water-Twelve simple ways you can help stem the tide of polluted runoff - www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/gsteps.asp
EPA and Weather Channel- Things to do to prevent stormwater runoff after a storm - www.epa.gov/weatherchannel/stormwater.html
The Groundwater Foundation- www.groundwater.org/gi/gi.html
Rain Garden Information - http://www.raingardens.org/index.php
Adopt-a-stream - www.wmeac.org/programadopt.shtml
Riparian Owner's Guidebook - www.gvsu.edu/wri/isc/bear/ripguide
 
Non-Governmental (Non-profit) Organizations

West Michigan Environmental Action Council - http://www.wmeac.org/
Lake Michigan Federation - http://www.lakemichigan.org/
Michigan Lake & Stream Associations - www.mlswa.org/
Water Environment Federation - www.wef.org/
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - www.watershedcouncil.org/
The Groundwater Federation - www.groundwater.org/
Surfrider Foundation - http://www.surfrider.org/
Clean Water Network - http://www.cwn.org/
Great Lakes Commission - http://www.glc.org/
Citizens for a Better Environment - http://www.mcespp.org/
West Michigan Environmental Action Council - http://www.wmeac.org/
IZAAK Walton League- www.michiganikes.org/
Land Conservancy of West Michigan - www.naturenearby.org/
Home*A*Syst Information - www.uwex.edu/homeasyst/

 
Government

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) - http://www.michigan.gov/
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - http://www.epa.gov/
United States Geological Survey (USGS) - water.usgs.gov/
USGS Water Resources of Michigan - mi.water.usgs.gov/
EPA Water Page - www.epa.gov/ow/index.html
EPA Wetlands - www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/
Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) - www.nrcs.usda.gov/
Kent County Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste Information - www.accesskent.com/YourGovernment/PublicWorks/recycle_index.htm
Illicit Discharge Interactive Demonstration - www.michigan.gov/stormwatermgt/0,1067,7-205-30387-92932--,00.html
After the Storm - www.epa.gov/weatherchannel/stormwater.html

 
Miscellaneous Links

Care2 Environment Supersite- has everything from quotes and jokes to news to shopping and health tips- www.care2.com/
Prairie Nursery- native plants and seeds for ecological gardening - www.prairienursery.com/

 
These sites sell items that help save rainwater for later use:

Garden Water Saver - www.gardenwatersaver.com/

 
Informational PDF's

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