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Year of Clean Water
Year of Clean Water
Through the month of October of 2022, EGLE celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the most important environmental laws in our nation’s history, the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).
This celebration included a variety of webinars, videos, and events. To commemorate of this landmark anniversary, Governor Gretchen Whitmer also proclaimed the year beginning October 18, 2022, as the Year of Clean Water. As such, EGLE will soon be posting details on events related to the Year of Clean Water as well as additional information on this special year very soon.
Celebrating the Clean Water Act's 50th Anniversary
That water that flows by you on your local river walk, is the same water that you splashed in at your favorite lake as a child.
That's why it's so important that we take care of Michigan's lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.
What is the Clean Water Act?
The Clean Water Act established the basic framework for protecting our water resources by regulating the release of pollutants to lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.
50 Years of the Clean Water Act Webinar Series
An Overview of the Clean Water Act and its History and Significance in Michigan
Due to growing public concern for the substantial pollution entering the nation’s waterways, the Federal Water Pollution Control underwent sweeping amendments in 1972 and the Clean Water Act was born. Join EGLE on this webinar as they provide a historical perspective on the events that lead to creation of the Clean Water Act, an overview of the important changes that that were implemented, and what this all meant for Michigan. Anyone with an interest in Michigan’s history and protecting our water resources is welcomed to attend.
Success Stories of the Clean Water Act in Michigan
In October of 1972, the Federal Clean Water Act was passed and established the basic framework for regulating the discharge of pollutants to lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands and for protecting our water resources. As one of the most important pieces of environmental legislation in history, this resulted in significant improvements to water quality across Michigan. Please join staff at EGLE as they share many of the success stories that resulted over the last 50 years. Anyone with an interest in Michigan’s history and protecting our water resources is welcomed to attend.
Remaining Challenges of the Clean Water Act in Michigan
Join EGLE on the Federal Clean Water Act’s 50th birthday! Even though many of our nations environmental success stories can be directly attributed to the establishment of the Clean Water Act, this doesn’t mean that there still aren’t challenges ahead. This webinar will discuss those challenges we face in continuing to improve the quality of Michigan’s water resources and what Michigan needs to do to address them. Anyone with an interest in Michigan’s history and protecting our water resources is welcomed to attend.
50 Years of the Clean Water Act
The ACWA, the states, and EPA have been gathering stories from members across the United States about how they have used the CWA to protect and restore their water resources.