University Outreach has been working with the Cass River Greenway Committee and various local partners to create a watershed management plan for the Cass River. The watershed plan identifies where hot spots for pollution are and how to fix them, alongside high quality natural areas to protect. The plan will be complete in December of 2012; and will be sent to the State of Michigan to be approved. Once approved, local non-profits and government agencies can receive federal and state grants to protect and restore the Cass River! Stay in the know by visiting www.cassriver.org
Want to know what watershed you live in? Find out online here. Everyone lives in a watershed, no matter where one lives, the rain and snow runs off to some nearby creek, river, or lake. For those of us who have a ditch or storm drain in front of our house, think of it as the “headwaters” to the Great Lakes. That’s right; the water that goes into that ditch or storm drain eventually makes it way to the Great Lakes via the Saginaw River into Lake Huron.
University Outreach serves many organizations who work to protect water quality by providing planning assistance, marketing and branding, mapping, and needs assessments. We also provide meaningful experiences for undergraduate students through internships and work-study positions on all of our water resource projects.