News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
Recently, Barrier Busters Network received funds from the Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA) and the Department of Human Services (passed through from the Michigan Public Service Commission) to assist Washtenaw County residents with past due utility bills.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions with the various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at their upcoming session on December 3, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
2 hour events: Noon to 2pm OR 2-4pm Discover how to identify bugs and animals that live in the Huron River watershed and figure out what makes a stretch of river healthy or unhealthy by identifying the creatures that live there. Separate them into look-alike groups and then an expert will identify them with you. You will record the data and compare the results to last year. It takes about two hours. (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)
On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotion, effective Sunday, October 19th, 2014:
Recently, Barrier Busters received funds from the United Way of Washtenaw County on behalf of the Women’s Leadership Initiative to assist women (18+) throughout Washtenaw County.
Applications are due October 29, 2014.
The Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP) has launched a “Get Covered” campaign to promote access to health coverage for everyone. In partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising, the WHP is raising billboards throughout Washtenaw and Livingston counties. The message is simple: Get Covered.
Read a personal account of how a rain garden helped reduce flooding in an Ann Arbor resident's basement.
Help us spread the word. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV. It’s meant to be used consistently, as a pill taken every day, and to be used with other prevention options such as condoms. Find out if PrEP is right for you. Call 734-544-6840 to schedule an appointment to discuss interest and evaluation.
New story map showcases the history of the Willow Run area
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for two (2) positions on the Substance Use Disorders Oversight Policy Board. The Board of Commissioners will make this appointment at their upcoming session on November 5, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Deputy Gerrod Visel and his partner K-9 Karn responded to a request for assistance and were able to locate a handgun used in a shooting at an apartment complex in Ypsilanti Township.
While a large Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, the risk of an outbreak in the United States remains small. If an infected person arrives in Washtenaw County, our health system will respond promptly and appropriately to limit spread of the disease. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing this information to keep residents informed.
Information for Citizens on the Nexus Pipeline
Information for Citizens on ET Rover Pipeline