Public Activities

Check out the FREE programs and activities we offer!

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Pollution Solutions School Program

Children Pouring Water on Replica of Town Photo Pollution Solutions is a free hands-on presentation that helps students relate the water cycle and pollution sources to their daily lives. Participants “pollute” a miniature watershed model of St. Clair County and then watch the affects of a homemade rain storm and discuss water quality problems and solutions. Topics covered include the connection between the health of the environment and our every day actions. This activity is appropriate for 3rd -12th grade classrooms, Boy and Girl Scout groups, fairs, festivals, and summer recreation programs. Book your program today!

Storm Drain Labeling

River Day Photo The storm drain labeling program involves placing a permanent decal on curbs near storm drains to remind people that everything that goes into a storm drain flows directly to our rivers. Door hangers are distributed to homes in the area where drains have been marked to explain how to properly dispose of materials that pose a hazard to water quality. Storm drain marking is an opportunity for individuals, Neighborhood Associations, Boy and Girl Scout troops, youth groups, or community service groups. Your group will receive free training, a storm drain labeling kit, an informational packet about stormwater pollution, and door hangers.

Fair & Festival Exhibits

Display Photo We have various displays, interactive exhibits, table-top activities that are available to take to fairs, festivals, libraries and township halls. The displays are accompanied with brochures, activity books, magnets, and stickers.

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Newsletter Articles

St. Clair County Watersheds Ours to Protect Logo We provide newsletter articles ideas that can be used for your community's newsletter. Specific contact information can be inserted on each article.

Road-Stream Crossing Signs

Entering the Black River Watershed Ours to Protect Logo Road signs are installed to mark the boundaries and river crossings of St. Clair County's seven watersheds. This watershed naming project promotes awareness of the small creeks, streams and rivers around us. Road signs are made of durable, reflective metal and are 24“ x 36". Municipalities are responsible for all installation, permits, maintenance and any other additional cost or requirements.

Speakers Bureau

Woman Giving a Presentation Photo We offer personalized presentations and workshops to community groups, homeowners associations, businesses and municipal staff on a variety of topics, including stormwater management, water quality, rain gardens, watershed planning, and pollution prevention. If you would like to learn more about one of these free workshops or if you would like to schedule one in your community, please contact Sheri Faust at (810) 987-5306 or by email.

Share Your Photos With Us!

People Enjoying the Water Photo Do you have photos of you, your frieds, or family enjoying any of our waterways in St. Clair County? Perhaps canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, or swimming? We would love to feature them. Be sure to include the location of the photos (both waterbody name and location) and the date taken. Photographs can be submitted either via e-mail or by mail!

Seven Simple Steps to Clean Water

Our Water Our Future Ours to Protect Logo St. Clair County Health Department is a member of the Southeast Michigan Partners for Clean Water, a regional public outreach effort coordinated by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. On Earth Day in April 2004, the Partners launched a campaign to educate the public about preventing stormwater pollution. Visit SEMCOG's website to find out how you can help protect our local waterways.

Pollution Prevention Programs

World and Water Photo The Department of Environmental Quality provides assistance to businesses and the public to improve the environment and save money by adopting the three “R’s” reduce, reuse and recycle. Known also as pollution prevention, this program provides information, technical assistance and financial incentives to reduce pollution.
Quick link to MDEQ's Pollution Prevention Programs.

Field staff are located at the DEQ district offices and work with local businesses to offer assistance at the local level. Phase II communites can share these with their businesses, which will help them meet their Publice Education requirements with the MDEQ. Businesses can be encouraged to sign up for a Pollution Prevention program or include an article about them in their newsletter.

Watershed Parks

There are a number of local, county, state parks and natural areas located throughout St. Clair County's watersheds. This is an abbreviated list highlighting those parks that provide access to water resources. Get out there and enjoy them!

Community Parks

Burtchville Twp Park, Lakeport. Sixteen acres located at Lakeshore and Harris roads in Burtchville Township. Facilities include sand beach, picnic pavilion, tennis courts, skatepark, horseshoes, walking trails, two playscapes, picnic tables and grills, drinking water.

Pine Grove Park, City of Port Huron
Lighthouse Park, City of Port Huron
Lakeside Beach and Park, City of Port Huron
River Road Park, Marysville
River Park, East China Twp
Goodells County Park, 8345 County Park Drive, Goodells 48027
Fort Gratiot County Park

State Parks

Lakeport State Park
Algonac State Park

Natural Areas

St. Johns Marsh


Edison Parkway, Port Huron
Riverwalk, Marysville
Boardwalk Park, St. Clair
Nautical Mile Park, Marine City
Boardwalk, Algonac