Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Webinar Series Starts Tomorrow


Join the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) in celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most important environmental laws in our nation’s history, the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

On October 18, 1972, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 underwent significant amendments and the resulting law became known as the CWA. The amended law established the basic framework to regulate the discharge of pollutants into lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands and to protect our water resources.

Since its implementation, significant steps have been taken towards achieving the CWA’s goal of restoring and maintaining the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of nation’s waters, and water quality in Michigan has improved. considerably improved.

As the department responsible for implementing the CWA in Michigan, EGLE is hosting three webinars to educate and celebrate the accomplishments of the CWA over the past 50 years. Anyone interested in Michigan’s history and the protection of our water resources is welcome.

October 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

50 years of the Clean Water Act: An overview of the Clean Water Act, its history and its importance in Michigan

Due to growing public concern about the substantial pollution entering the nation’s waterways, Federal Water Pollution Control underwent sweeping changes in 1972 and the Clean Water Act was born. Join EGLE on this webinar as they provide a historical perspective on the events that led to the creation of the Clean Water Act, an overview of the significant changes that were implemented, and what it all meant for Michigan.

October 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

50 Years of the Clean Water Act: Michigan Clean Water Act Success Stories

In October 1972, the Federal Clean Water Act was passed and established the basic framework to regulate the discharge of pollutants into lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands and to protect our water resources. As one of the most important environmental laws in history, it has resulted in significant improvements in water quality throughout Michigan. Please join the staff of EGLE as they share many of the successes that have resulted over the past 50 years.

October 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

50 Years of the Clean Water Act: Remaining Clean Water Act Challenges in Michigan

Join EGLE for the 50th Edition of the Federal Clean Water Acte birthday! Even though many of our nation’s environmental successes can be directly attributed to the establishment of the Clean Water Act, that doesn’t mean there are still no challenges ahead. This webinar will discuss the challenges we face in continuing to improve the quality of Michigan’s water resources and what Michigan needs to do to address them.

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