PFAS + Wayne County

PFAS + Wayne County

As a Wayne County resident, you and the 1,753,059 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.

A quick look at the numbers in Wayne County:

  • There are 14 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
  • 14% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
  • 6.3% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.

To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:

  • Raise funds to clean up the Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Stroh Parking Structure, and Rouge Manufacturing Complex.
  • Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Wayne County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
  • Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Detroit, Dearborn, and Wyandotte to get the word out about this risk to our community.
  • Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Belleville Lake and Flat Rock Lake.
  • Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Wayne County waterways.

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GLPAN's Community Action Mini-Grants Program

Through our Community Action PFAS Funding Opportunity the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network (GLPAN) distributed funds to impacted community-driven PFAS projects across the Great Lakes.

Educating Wayne County Residents about PFAS Sites:

Funds for this project will support Wayne County community members to better understand PFAS contamination around Detroit. The project will also work with the state of Michigan on PFAS-identified sites.

Contact: Wayne County Conservation District