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Become a Master Rain Gardener!

Become a Master Rain Gardener!

Come train with us to be a Master *Rain* Gardener. During the class you will design a rain garden for your yard, step-by-step. Get our expert feedback on designing, digging and planting. Then, share your knowledge. Become your neighborhood's expert on rain gardens! Last year, 66 people built their own rain gardens in Washtenaw County. Join them by creating a beautiful one of your own!

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A2 STEAM at Northside builds a Rain Garden

A2 STEAM at Northside builds a Rain Garden

The 6th graders at A2 STEAM at Northside have dug, composted, mulched and planted two rain gardens at their school. Placed on either side of the path, these rain gardens will capture, store and clean stormwater. They are also full of native plants that will be good habitat for birds and bees. If you would like to volunteer to help care for the gardens, email Catie at wytychakc@ewashtenaw.org or call (734) 222-6813.

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DRAFT Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment Available for Public Comment

DRAFT Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment Available for Public Comment

The official public comment period for the draft Washtenaw County Solid Waste Plan began Friday April 21, 2017. The period will proceed for at least 90 days.

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2017 Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony

2017 Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony

Thank you to those of you who attended out Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony! We had such a fun time welcoming our new partners and honoring the outstanding work that our award winners do.

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Increased inspection activity in and around county drains

Increased inspection activity in and around county drains

The Water Resources Office will be conducting assessments of county drains and stormwater basins throughout Washtenaw County - starting immediately and continuing through the fall of 2017. During this time, we may be more visible to residents or be noticed at locations that typically don’t see much activity.

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