Hazel Park Watershed

 

Welcome to City of Hazel Park’s

Watershed Webpage.

 

This webpage has been created so residents and other visitors can learn more about, What is a Watershed, and why doing our part to protect it can create such benefits to everyone living in Michigan.

 

The City of Hazel Park, with many other communities and organizations, continue to support protecting Michigan’s Watershed and we need the help of every resident to help with this effort!


WATERSHED EVENTS!!!

What is a Watershed?

A “Watershed” is another word for a River Basin.  Its an area of land that drains into a common body of water.  Streams, Rivers, and Lakes are Watersheds.  The City of Hazel Park connects to what is known as the “Red Run Watershed”.

 

How is the City of Hazel Park connected to the Watershed?

This is done through the city’s storm sewer system.  The city’s storm sewer system consists of street drains and miles of underground pipes (of all different sizes) that take away rain water, melting snow, or other natural water drainage to what is known as the “Waters of the State” or simply, the “Great Lakes”.

Over 2/3 of the city’s storm water sewer system goes directly into the Red Run Watershed, from there it travels into Lake St. Clair which is part of the Great Lakes System. 

No where in the United States is such a span of fresh water resources for so many activities we enjoy year round.  Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, snowmobiling are just some of the activities we enjoy because of this vast available natural resource.  This natural resource is also our main source for our drinking water.

We must remember, this natural resource is fragile and we need to do what we can to protect it.

 

 

How can the city and its residents help protect the watershed?

Very Simple...Be careful of what you leave on the ground...anything left behind could be washed into a city drain, then its on its way to the lake. So remember...

“If you drop it, pick it up.

If you spill it or if it drips, soak it up.

If it can be swept, sweep it up.

Even if you didn’t put it there, please pick it up.”

 We have to work together to be successful!

 

To learn More...

 Visit our Award Winning display at City Hall

Pick up a “Watershed & You” Booklet

Click Here to learn about Rain Barrels

Click Here for tips on earth friendly landscaping

 Or

 Watch our videos

 

 

 

Hazel Park Water Shed Videos Part 1 & 2    Staring our Supervisor Tim Young!

 

 

 

The city also works closely with many other organizations.   Each organization is unique, performs a many different services, and come together for the same goals.
 
Please visit any of their websites for further information, seminars, workshops, or voluteering.

 

 

watershed
C.R.W.C.

Clinton River Watershed Council

The mission of the Clinton River Watershed Council is to protect, enhance, and celebrate the ClintonRiver, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair.  Improve health of the ClintonRiver, assuring that it’s natural, economic, and recreational values enhances the quality of life to those who live, work, and play in the Clinton River Watershed and Lake St. Clair.

This organization is continues to be a valuable partner in watershed protection for all communities, their dedication is unparallel.  Visit their website to learn more about the CRWC, the many activities the have, and volunteer opportunities.



 


 

www.crwc.org

 socwa

S.O.C.W.A.

Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority

This organization has great information and tips on Healthy Lawn Care, Composting, Rain Barrels for water conservation, and many seminars/workshops to help give you hands on training on many yard activities around your home or neighborhood.  Visit their website to learn more about SOCWA and the many activities offered.

www.socwa.org

  

 wrc water resources commissioner

 W.R.C.
Water Resources Commissioner (of Oakland County)

This Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, has the responsibility of planning, developing and maintaining designated surface water drainage systems in OaklandCounty under MichiganState law, known as Drain Code, Act 40 of 1956 (and has other statutory duties as Agent for the county).  Visit their website to find information about the WRC and education materials of the county’s drain system.

www.oakgov.com/water

 

 

deq 

M.D.E.Q.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

The MDEQ is one of the state’s governing authorities on quality issues of land, air, and water.  This agency is dedicated to protecting Michigan through constant monitoring of activities performed throughout the state.  Visit their website to learn more about the MDEQ and the vast amount of information regarding Environmental Quality.

www.michigan.gov/deq

  

 

dnr 

 D.N.R.

Department of Natural Resources (Michigan)

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.  Visit their website to learn more about the DNR efforts, seminars, & volunteer activities.

www.michigan.gov/dnr

 

 

semcog 

S.E.M.C.O.G.

Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments

SEMCOG was established in 1968 as a regional planning partnership in Southeast Michigan.  SEMCOG supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. SEMCOG's plans improve the quality of the region's water, make the transportation system safe and more efficient, revitalize communities, and spur economic development.  Visit their website to learn more about SEMCOG.

 http://www.semcog.org