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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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News & Updates

Sustainability Leaders: Ox Creek Watershed Initiative Protects Local Water
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum - 11-06-2018
Pumping life back into Pipestone
The Herald Palladium - 09-09-2018
Visioning Revitalized Orchards Mall As Gateway To The Community
WSJM - 05-09-2018
Planning Commission Talks Ox Creek Improvements
WSJM - 08-10-2018
Ox Creek Watershed Now Online
The Herald Palladium - 08-09-2018
Rain Garden Offers Beauty, Function
The Herald Palladium - 07-05-2017
Too Much Concrete
The Herald Palladium - 02-09-2017
Park(ing) Day
The Herald Palladium - 09-19-2016
A Concrete Problem
The Herald Palladium - 10-04-2015
Ox Creek Brochure Cover

SUSTAIN OX CREEK WATERSHED BROCHURE

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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