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Environmental

Who We Are

(Phone : 734-699-8913, Fax : 699-8958)

Staff

  • Ronald Akers , Director of Planning and Economic Development
  • Matt Best , Deputy Director of Planning and Economic Development

Environmental Commission

Introduction

The purpose of the commission is to act as an advisory body and recommending body to the Board of Trustees on all matters pertaining to the environment. The commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and meetings are open to the public. If you are not able to make a meeting but would like to know what was discussed, click on the meeting minutes link.

 

Around The House

Adopt-a-Road

Introduction
Quick Facts
Groups Currently Adopting

Air Quality Concerns

What to do

Common Insect Pests

Asian Lady Beetles
Box Elder Bug

Emerald Ash Borer

Pictures of EAB Impacts
No Cost Disposal of Dead & Dying Ash Trees / Materials
EAB Core Zone and Expanded Quarantine Area
More Information / Resource Links

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide

Household Hazardous Waste Information

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – Oct. 14th

Alternative Household Cleaners

Prescription Drug Disposal

Lawncare

Healthy Lawn And Garden Principles
Fertilizers
Soil Tests
Native Plants
Native Plants List

Radon

Introduction
Free Test Kit
Links

Recycling/Compost/Waste Disposal Information

Township Recycling/Compost Information
Guidelines for Large Quantities of Trash
New Curbside Recycle Guidelines

Home Composting

Links

Results of Recycling Survey

Septic Tanks

How The System Works
Signs That Your System Is Failing
What To Do If Your System Is Failing

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus and Mosquito Abatement Program

Water Quality

Belleville Lake

Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program

Eco-Friendly Boating

Middle Huron Initiative

Shoreline Management

Shoreline Permits

Nuisance Aquatic Species

Water Quality Testing

Water Quality Parameters

University of Michigan’s Huron River Watershed Study

Belleville Lake Fish Kill Potential Causes

Michigan Fish Consumption AdvisoryMichigan Beach Monitoring Program

Michigan BeachGuard System

Belleville Lake Water Quality Report

Explanation of Monitoring Results

Watershed Information

Overview

Rouge River Management Plan

MDEQ Voluntary General Stormwater Permit

Watershed Education

Illicit Discharge

Adopt a Stream

Lower Huron River Watershed Plan

Links