News from Across eWashtenaw

These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.

Nexus Pipeline

Information for Citizens on the Nexus Pipeline

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ET Rover Pipeline

Information for Citizens on ET Rover Pipeline

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Statutory Drainage Board - September 15, 2014

Statutory Drainage Board - September 15, 2014

A regular Statutory Drainage Board meeting is scheduled for September 15th

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Enterovirus D68 - Michigan Information

As of Sept 10, 2014 Michigan has no confirmed cases of enterovirus D68. The Michigan Department of Community Health is reporting an increase in severe respiratory illness in children 5-17 years and is working with local hospitals and health departments to coordinate testing where necessary. Washtenaw County Public Health is monitoring the situation. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Lyme Disease in Washtenaw: Frequently Asked Questions

Lyme Disease in Washtenaw: Frequently Asked Questions

All Washtenaw residents diagnosed with Lyme disease are reported to Washtenaw County Public Health. To date, there is no evidence that transmission of Lyme disease has occurred in Washtenaw County. In West Michigan, however, infected tick populations are present along the lakeshore. County residents may be exposed in other parts of Michigan or in other states.

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Deputy Visel & K-9 Karn earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Catch of the Quarter’ Award

Deputy Visel & K-9 Karn earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Catch of the Quarter’ Award

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy Visel and K-9 Karn has been awarded "catch-of-the-quarter" award by the United States Police Canine Association. K-9 Karn was recognized for his ability to track down a probation absconder in a heavily wooded and overgrown area.

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Leslie Park Golf Course/Traver Creek Restoration

Leslie Park Golf Course/Traver Creek Restoration

Working in partnership with the City of Ann Arbor and the Leslie Park Golf Course, we have completed a yearlong restoration of Traver Creek. This $1.7 million project reduces sediment, phosphorus and polluted runoff entering the Huron River from the 4600-acre Traver Creek watershed.

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Become a Certified Master Composter!

Become a Certified Master Composter!

Washtenaw County Master Composter Class - Tuesdays beginning September 30, 6:30-8:30P, 7 weeks, $49

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River Raisin Adopt-A-Stream

River Raisin Adopt-A-Stream

The River Raisin Watershed Council's Adopt-A-Stream program consists of three events; Training Day, Stream Search and Bug I.D. Day. Volunteers from all across the watershed work in teams to collect macroinvetebrates from twenty sites to determine the water quality of each site. There are both spring and fall collections.

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Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying 1985 Homicide Victim

Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying 1985 Homicide Victim

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, along with the Medical Examiner's Office, are asking for your help identifying an unknown homicide victim from 1985.

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Upcoming Environmental Clean Up Days

Upcoming Environmental Clean Up Days

Bring us your junk! Washtenaw County is hosting two upcoming Environmental Clean Up Days, offering residents an opportunity to dispose of unnecessary items.

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Planning Your Parks System

Planning Your Parks System

Commission Adopts 5-Year Recreation Master Plan ~ The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) unanimously voted to accept the updated 2015-2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan on August 12, 2014. With acceptance of this master plan, WCPARC recommits itself to the mission, goals and objectives, and principal initiatives outlined within. The master plan serves to guide the decision making for the next five years in the development and enhancement of park and recreation facilities. The approved plan also enables the Parks Commission to pursue grant funding for projects.

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2014 Citizens Police Academy

2014 Citizens Police Academy

Registration is now open for the 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy.

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Volunteer-Rouge Fall Bug Hunt 10/25/14 9am-4pm

Volunteer-Rouge Fall Bug Hunt 10/25/14 9am-4pm

Do you ever wonder about what lives in the river besides fish and turtles? Come to one of the Friends of the Rouge -- Rouge River Bug Hunts and see for yourself the amazing variety of aquatic insects, crayfish,snails and clams that make up the bottom of the river food chain. Twice a year, teams of volunteers visit sites throughout the headwaters of the watershed and search for mayflies, stoneflies and other aquatic invertebrates.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren Retires August 23rd, 2014

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren Retires August 23rd, 2014

Honoring over 25 years of exemplary service with the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the retirement of Commander Dieter E. Heren, effective Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

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Public Comment Period for Washtenaw Urban County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evalutaion Report

Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that a public comment period will be held from August 26, 2014 – September 25, 2014 to solicit citizen input on the draft Washtenaw Urban County 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

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Public Comment Period for Washtenaw Urban County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that a public comment period will be held from August 26, 2014 – September 25, 2014 to solicit citizen input on the draft Washtenaw Urban County 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

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