From:                                         Kathleen Sexton <>

Sent:                                           Monday, February 01, 2021 9:50 AM

Subject:                                     Stormwater Monday - February 2021





"Protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair for nearly 50 years."



Monthly updates in Stormwater Education from CRWC






You are receiving this newsletter as part of the Clinton River Watershed Council's Stormwater Education Program. Please read the following information for updates on upcoming events, public presentations, educational materials, and volunteer opportunities happening in our watershed.

If you have questions regarding CRWC's programs, your stormwater education contract with CRWC, your subscription to this listserve, or anything else please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at (248)-601-0606 or 


All the best,

Kathleen Sexton

Director of Education and Stewardship




Friendly Reminder!


Don't forget about our ongoing stormwater education resources and services available to your community or organization: 

  • Request refills on flyers, brochures, tip-cards, or dog waste bags
  • Reserve a stormwater display
  • Schedule a presentation or workshop

When you fill out a request, someone from CRWC will follow up with you. Contact Kathleen Sexton at or (248)-601-0606 for additional information.



Virtual Stormwater Management Forum


A Look Back in History: Celebrating 50 Years

The Clinton River Watershed Council will be turning 50 in December 2021. CRWC staff will take a look back on the journey of the Clinton River and share highlights related to its history and progression in terms of water infrastructure, water quality, and watershed education, as well as look at what's to come.

Date: March 18, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual, Zoom link shared when you register.

Registration: To register click here or contact



Save the Dates



 Upcoming Public Education Presentations








7 PM

Virtual, hosted by CRWC and the City of Rochester

Stormwater 101



12 PM

Virtual, hosted by CRWC and Clinton Twp.

Protecting Water Quality in Winter



7 PM

Virtual, hosted by Fraser Public Library and the Yardeners of St. Clair Shores

Your Home
Your Community
Your Watershed

Visit the
library website 


11:30 AM

Virtual, hosted by CRWC and Clinton Twp. Senior Center

Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels

Call Clinton Twp Senior Center  (586) 286-9333


6:30 PM

Virtual, hosted by CRWC and Chesterfield Public Library

Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels



6:30 PM

Virtual, hosted by Ray Township Public Library

Stormwater 101

Visit the
library website






Microplastics in the Environment

Microplastics in the Environments

"We are excited to share this educational video titled "Microplastics in the Environment." This publication was created by Chelsea Mearnic, an honors undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Environmental Sciences from Wayne State University, with guidance from Donna Kashian and Darrin Hunt. This video describes what microplastics are, how they move through the environment, and their potential impacts on public and environmental health. This video was created in support of the WSU grant research project "Smart Management of Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes," funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, and executed through the collaborative efforts of WSU, Ingham County Conservation District, ReRoot Pontiac, the Clinton River Watershed Council, and others."


Click here for the video link





What are your water quality concerns?


Now is your chance to share with us what is important to you. As we develop new content and watershed projects for 2021, your feedback will guide us in the education and outreach we provide in your community.


Follow the link to CRWC's 2020 feedback survey:






News, Training, & Grants



The Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) grant program supports and enhances local capacity among elected leaders and staff, communities, and community-based organizations as they pursue coordinated climate resilience efforts.


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to announce the Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) 2022 Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO). The MCMP provides grant funds to assist in the development of vibrant and resilient coastal communities through the protection and restoration of our sensitive coastal resources and biologically diverse ecosystems.


The EPA's Water Finance Clearinghouse is an easily navigable web-based portal to help communities locate information and resources that will assist them in making informed decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. 


Trees add aesthetic, economic, and environmental value to your community. Learn how to properly select and plant trees for long-term success. JOIN US FOR A FREE WEBINAR!

**ISA and SAF credits approved**


New website - Created by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2019-06 to serve as an external and internal advocate and catalyst for ensuring Environmental Justice throughout the state. Led by the Environmental Justice Public Advocate, the Office works collaboratively across state government to advance Environmental Justice and equity in Michigan, as well as addressing Environmental Justice concerns and complaints.


EPA has recently signed a federal register notice finalizing its 2021 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act Obligations which offers needed flexibility for communities to demonstrate how much they can afford to pay.


Final Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule. EPA's new Lead and Copper Rule better protects children and communities from the risks of lead exposure by better protecting children at schools and child care facilities, getting the lead out of our nation's drinking water, and empowering communities through information.


The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors has adopted a first-of-its kind regional Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP), created to proactively and adaptively manage the wastewater system that serves 2.8 million people and spans 15,000 miles of pipes across 79 communities in southeast Michigan.


As students settle in for a new school year - whether at home or in the classroom - the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is providing a variety of online videos through its EGLE Classroom initiative that teachers and parents can use to supplement school lessons all year long.




WEEKLY CLEAN is on winter recess - see you Spring 2021!

Join CRWC at Weekly Clean every Wednesday from 10 am - 12 pm


Weekly Clean is held at a different location within the watershed each Wednesday from 10am-12pm. All community members are welcome to join in our cleanup efforts. 


Upcoming Cleanups


WEEKLY CLEAN is on winter recess - see you Spring 2021!


Remember: What we do on the land affects water quality. Picking up trash is one thing we can do to help make sure our local freshwaters are healthy and clean!


To learn more about these events please visit our website: 


Click HERE to download a shareable Weekly Clean flyer






Stormwater Education Program

Services and Mandatory Reporting

As part of your Stormwater Education contract with CRWC, we provide services outlined in the collaborative Public Education Plan between Macomb County, Oakland County, and CRWC. This includes community education programs (public presentations, Stream Leaders, RiverSafe LakeSafe certification, Adopt-A-Stream, River Day, water festivals), stewardship (Weekly Clean, Clinton Cleanup), watershed management (Watertowns, GI installment, grant writing and reporting) informational resources (development and distribution of educational materials, tip cards, flyers, dog waste bags), as well as consultation, evaluation, and reporting. 


Download this file and use it to track all of your community specific actions outlined in the Public Education Plan (PEP). This will need to be submitted to EGLE with your community's biennial MS4 progress report. 






CRWC's Stormwater Education Display is available for registration. We have 9 different displays unique to each subwatershed, that share specific details about that region and also describe watershed basics and stormwater pollution.


Or contact Michael Eovaldi directly by phone or email at 248-601-0606 or






CRWC provides educational materials for our communities to distribute to their residents. These include the SEMCOG tip card series as well as the 7 simple steps to clean water "bio-plastic" dog waste bags.


Do you need refills? 




Clinton River Watershed Council

1115 W. Avon Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309


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Phone: 248.601.0606



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