About Us

[17 August 2021] The FTWRC has reached a crossroads, and we need your help! Please fill out our Citizen Survey before September 15th, so that we can determine whether the Council should continue or disband. Thank you!

The Four Township Water Resources Council (FTWRC) is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to protecting water quality in Barry and Prairieville Townships in Barry County, and Richland and Ross Townships in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Council members are dedicated to protecting water quality in the four townships. Currently, the FTWRC is led by a 12-member board of directors from all four townships and citizens from many backgrounds.

The group was organized in 1994 as an informal group to discuss and address common land use and water quality issues on a watershed basis. The FTWRC is a resource for local governments and work closely with government officials to assist with the adoption of land use policies to proactively manage growth for the environmental and economic benefit of the community.

The Council is a Michigan non-profit corporation and donations are deductible under Section 501 (c) (3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code.

Our Mission: To assist in the development and implementation of land use strategies that retain the rural environment currently enjoyed by township residents, protecting lakes, streams, drinking water, agriculture and open space