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Webinar series on 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act starts tomorrow
October 03, 2022
Join the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) in celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most important environmental laws in our nation’s history, the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).
On October 18th, 1972, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 underwent significant amendments, and the resulting law became known as the CWA. The amended law established the basic framework for regulating the discharge of pollutants to lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands and for protecting our water resources.
Since its implementation, significant steps have been taken to meet the CWA’s goal to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters, and the water quality in Michigan has significantly improved.
As the department responsible for implementing the CWA in Michigan, EGLE is hosting three webinars to educate and celebrate the CWA’s accomplishments over the last 50 years. Anyone with an interest in Michigan’s history and protecting our water resources is welcomed to attend.
October 4, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
50 Years of the Clean Water Act: 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.
October 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
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.
October 18, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Join EGLE on the Federal Clean Water Act’s 50th birthday! Even though many of our nation's 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.