Regional Cooperation

The City of East Lansing endeavors to continually work on environmentally sound practices and initiatives to prevent storm water pollution from entering storm sewers and eventually our rivers, streams and drainage-ways.

Because rivers, streams and watersheds do not recognize political boundaries, the City of East Lansing became one of 16 members of the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management (GLRC) to work together to address stormwater management and comply with the federal and state stormwater regulations. The GLRC helps guide the implementation of stormwater programs for communities located within the Red Cedar River, Looking Glass River and Grand River watersheds.  

The GLRC has collaborated on several different projects and with several other environmental organizations in efforts relating to water quality improvements, recreational opportunities, pollution prevention and regional water resource management.

The GLRC has led the way in developing many of the program documents, reports, educational and other materials used by the individual communities in addressing the requirements of MDEQ’s 2006 through 2013 General Permits and its 2015 and current 2020 Individual MS4 NPDES Permits.

Report Environmental Pollution Emergencies

The MDEQ manages a hotline- the “Michigan Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS)” at (800) 292-4706.  Everyone should use this hotline to report any suspected environmental pollution emergency.