Michigan’s water has seen some serious challenges, from industry, agriculture, and maybe even your backyard. Experts say private septic systems are a significant source of surface water contamination.
We used a community conversation in Mount Pleasant to explore threats to Michigan’s water and ideas to help it recover, everything from using science to songs. Below, you can listen to parts of that conversation, as well as hear from people in the community who are on the front lines of efforts to protect Michigan's waters.
Portions of this program were recorded at the Ziibiwing Center, on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation in Mount Pleasant. WCMU's 'Third Coast Conversations' was funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Michigan Humanities.