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Ox Creek

CLEARWATER REVIVAL: PLANS CALL FOR CLEANING UP OX CREEK AND REVITALIZING PIPESTONE CORRIDOR

By John Matuszak
Posted September 9, 2018
The Herald Palladium

It’s the dirtiest creek in Southwest Michigan, and one of the dirtiest in Michigan, meandering through an ocean of concrete and asphalt around Pipestone Road that allows rain water and pollutants to pour into the tributary.

It’s Ox Creek, which flows through Benton Township and Benton Harbor until it reaches the Paw Paw River, which runs into the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan.

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Ox Creek Brochure Cover

SUSTAIN OX CREEK WATERSHED BROCHURE

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Ox Creek Agricultural Brochure Cover

SUSTAIN OX CREEK WATERSHED AGRICULTURAL BROCHURE

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Final Ox Creek Plan Brochure Cover

OX CREEK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN

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Ox Creek Technical Update Cover

OX CREEK TECHNICAL UPDATE

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Learn More

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Urban Runoff: Low Impact Development
https://www.epa.gov/nps/urban-runoff-low-impact-development
Michigan’s Low Impact Development Manual
http://www.swmpc.org/mi_lid_manual.asp
Ox Creek TMDL Development
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

http://www.swmpc.org/oxcreek.asp
Watersheds, Water Quality & Wetlands Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
http://www.swmpc.org/water.asp
Two Rivers Coalition
http://www.tworiverscoalition.org
Berrien Conservation District
 http://www.berriencd.org/ox-creek-watershed
Natural Resources Conservation 
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov
This project has been funded wholly or in part through Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Nonpoint Source Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.