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 Municipal Environmental Training

SEMCOG is committed to providing relevant training opportunities specific to local governments to help meet permit requirements, gain clarity around current issues, and increase knowledge around environmental topics.

A key feature of SEMCOG's Municipal Environmental Training is a Stormwater Municipal Training Program developed in 2006 to assist local communities with the good housekeeping requirements of the Phase II Stormwater Permit and to protect our area waterways. The training materials are still relevant to the updated 2008 Phase II permit.

2011 Municipal Operations: How small changes can make big improvements in water quality
SEMCOG has recently partnered with the DEQ and our Southeast Michigan counties to develop a unique training program for municipal field staff to identify common activities that impact water quality at municipally-owned garages. This training is designed to incorporate easy, and often-free methods of preventing pollution in the course of day-to-day work for municipal garage, road and field staff to improve water quality in Southeast Michigan.

Stormwater Training Modules and Other Methods 

Past SEMCOG Environmental Training

Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) Local Government Environmental Regulations Web site

In addition to using our existing training materials, SEMCOG is available to develop and deliver a specific training session tailored to the activities of your community. Contact Amy Mangus at or 313-324-3350 for more information.