Office of Drain Commissioner
- Proposed Site Development Rules for Public Comment
- See photos and reporting from our 2010 Water Festival education station for families to learn about how clean water benefits aquatic creatures such as otters and fish.
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Davis Creek TMDL Reduction Study Grant
A $63,436 Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment grant, administered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), was awarded to the Office of the Drain Commissioner on behalf of the Davis Creek Drainage District. The grant is for gathering engineering data as necessary to design at least five Best Management Practices engineering plans and to qualify for further grants to implement the designed improvements. Partners include the Davis Creek Drainage District, Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, City of Kalamazoo, Charter Township of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo River Watershed Council, City of Portage, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc, and Land and Resource Engineering and Survey. The partners provided an additional $28,454 (30.97%) in match to total $91,890. This grant project will run from February 2010 to September 2011
The People's Rain Garden: A Community Demonstration Project
A $5000 grant from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation was approved from its Spirit of Community: Environmental fund to the Office of the Drain Commissioner. This grant will make it possible for the new People's Food Coop to showcase a sustainable storm water management system in the form of a beautiful rain garden in a wonderful location between the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail and Mackenzie's Bakery. The Drain Office will create educational signage and some programming as part of the project. This project will occur in 2011.