News from Across eWashtenaw

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

Deputies Engage in “Practical Assessment Process” for Canine Handler Selection

Deputies Engage in “Practical Assessment Process” for Canine Handler Selection

Living with a police service dog means embracing a lifestyle of discipline, fitness, patience and a continual desire to work hard and to challenge yourself to train, improve and grow as a handler-dog team.

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Riverbend Preserve in Bridgewater Township Now Open

Riverbend Preserve in Bridgewater Township Now Open

Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission is pleased to announce the opening of Riverbend Preserve in Bridgewater Township. This 53 acre preserve protects scenic natural and agricultural land along the banks of the River Raisin. Acquisition of the Riverbend Preserve was made possible through the Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP).

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Washtenaw County Economic Resilience Forum

At the beginning of October the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the Eastern Leaders Group, hosted the Washtenaw County Economic Resilience Forum: New Partnerships for Sustainable Communities.

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Washtenaw County Named Example of Best Practices in Civic Engagement

The Michigan Municipal League has named Washtenaw County as a state leader in civic engagement in their new Civic Engagement Best Practices Guidebook.

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Tips for Fall . . .

Tips for Fall . . .

During the Fall, it is especially important to keep leaves out of the storm inlets. In addition to clogging drains and causing backups, leaves that enter the storm drains decay in the water and rob fish of vital oxygen. Follow these steps to give our wateways a hand; you’ll also reduce the risk of flooding on your street. . .

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Barrier Busters Funding Announcement

Barrier Busters Funding Announcement

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.

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Washtenaw County Boards and Commissions

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.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of 2 new Police Services Lieutenant's

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of 2 new Police Services Lieutenant's

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotion, effective Sunday, October 19th, 2014:

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Barrier Busters Funding Announcement

Barrier Busters Funding Announcement

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.

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"Get Covered" campaign launches

"Get Covered" campaign launches

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.

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Spotlight on a Rain Garden

Spotlight on a Rain Garden

Read a personal account of how a rain garden helped reduce flooding in an Ann Arbor resident's basement.

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Adult Health Program Now Offers PrEP to Prevent HIV

Adult Health Program Now Offers PrEP to Prevent HIV

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.

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Willow Run: Arsenal of Democracy History Told Anew by OCED

Willow Run: Arsenal of Democracy History Told Anew by OCED

New story map showcases the history of the Willow Run area

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Substance Use Disorders Oversight Policy Board

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.

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