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

Updated Draft of Washtenaw Urban County 2017 Action Plan now available for comment

Draft Action Plan describes the actions, activities, and resources that will be used in Fiscal Year 2017-18 to address the priority needs and goals identified by the 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

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Lower Gym Closed Thursday 6/29 until 3 pm

The lower gym will be closed for a Washtenaw County event until 3pm on Thursday 6/29/17.

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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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WCSO Participated in an Active Shooter Exercise

WCSO Participated in an Active Shooter Exercise

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) participated in a full-scale county-wide active shooter exercise on June 7, 2017. Other participating agencies included Pittsfield Department of Public Safety, Ann Arbor Police Department, Eastern Michigan University Police Department, several area Fire Departments, Huron Valley Ambulance, Washtenaw County Emergency Management, and St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems.

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Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2017

Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2017

All the law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County have joined together again this year to help make our County and our residents safer by holding a Gun Safety Week June 18th through June 24th, 2017 in order to educate and raise aware-ness and encourage responsible gun ownership. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 7th declaring June 18th through June 24th as Gun Safety Week in Washtenaw County.

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Augusta Township Clean-up Day - June 24, 2017

Augusta Township Clean-up Day - June 24, 2017

Augusta Township is sponsoring an Environmental Clean-up Day for Washtenaw County residents. This event provides an opportunity for residents to dispose of many unwanted household items in a safe and sustainable manner.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotions:

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Nonprofit Booths Available At Parkridge Festival – Aug. 26

Planning is underway for the 2017 Parkridge Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 26th from 11am to 6pm.

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Stay Safe in the Heat

Stay Safe in the Heat

If you need a place to cool off from the heat during business hours, many public libraries and public buildings, including the County Human Services Building at 555 Towner St. Ypsilanti offer it.

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Stay Safe in the Heat

Stay Safe in the Heat

If you need a place to cool off from the heat during business hours, many public libraries and public buildings, including the County Human Services Building at 555 Towner St. Ypsilanti offer it.

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Interrupter Door-To-Door Campaign

Interrupter Door-To-Door Campaign

Join us for our annual Interrupter door-to-door campaign as we knock on 3,000 doors in hopes of educating our neighbors and interrupting violence before it happens.

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Washtenaw County Public Health 2016 Annual Report Now Available

Washtenaw County Public Health 2016 Annual Report Now Available

Washtenaw County Public Health is pleased to share its 2016 annual report with the community.

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Trail Repairs

Trail Repairs

A portion of the trail along Washtenaw Ave. near the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center in Ann Arbor will be closed for repairs for about a week starting Thursday, June 1.

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Peace Officer’s Memorial & National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

Peace Officer’s Memorial & National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

National Correctional Officers & Employees Week {May 7th - 13th, 2017} Police Week {May 14th - 20th, 2017}

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division and Emergency Services Division

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division and Emergency Services Division

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotions: David Halteman is appointed as the Washtenaw County Director of Emergency Services/Homeland Security. Dispatch Operations Coordinator Rochelle Noonan is appointed to the position of Emergency Services Manager. Sgt. Keith Flores is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Police Services Division. Sgt. Chad Teets is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Police Services Division.

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Help Available for Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking

Help Available for Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking

Make a plan to quit with the Tobacco Quitline

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FREE YOUTH SUMMER SPORTS CAMP

FREE YOUTH SUMMER SPORTS CAMP

Keep your kids active this summer with these fun, free camps.

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2017 Summer Playground Program

2017 Summer Playground Program

Since 2008, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with various community organizations, has provided an exciting summer experience for disadvantaged youth in the Ypsilanti area through the Playground Program.

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