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Get your cameras ready and head out to the Kalamazoo River Watershed!
Tomorrow begins the yearlong Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners photo contest to showcase the seasonal beauty of the Kalamazoo River and St. Joseph River and their tributaries within Calhoun County. The photos may be taken during any season from July 2016 to July 2017. The photos must be taken in Calhoun County, with a maximum submission of two photos per season.
The contest features a student division and adult division. Prizes will be awarded in each, and select photos may be used in the Calhoun County Community Calendar, produced by the Clean Water Partners each year and distributed for free throughout the area.
The photo submission deadline is July 31, 2017.
The photo contest, along with recent events like Kanoe the Kazoo and Krazy for the Kazoo, increase the awareness of the importance and beauty of the Kalamazoo River and its tributaries. This is another way for people to capture, celebrate and share this local asset with the greater community and help foster a sense of stewardship.
Photos should be submitted to the city’s environmental programs coordinator, Tiffany Welsh, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at City of Battle Creek, Department of Public Works, Attn. Environmental Programs Coordinator, 150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek, MI 49037. Visit www.bcwater.org to download a submission form.
The Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners are the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, Calhoun County Road Commission, Calhoun County Water Resources Commissioner, townships of Bedford, Emmett, Leroy, Newton and Pennfield, and Battle Creek area schools. These entities have the common goal of protecting the waterways in our area. For more information, contact Welsh at 269-966-0712.