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Intentional Food Contamination Incident

Washtenaw County Public Health is working with state authorities, local law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to respond to an incident of intentional food contamination. Prior to this morning, Washtenaw County Public Health had not received any unusual reports of illness. Currently, we have several reports of vomiting and/or diarrhea. These are being actively investigated for possible connection to this incident.

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Welcome New Community Partners for Clean Streams

Welcome New Community Partners for Clean Streams

This month we already can welcome two new Community Partners for Clean Streams: Trillium Real Estate and the Saline Environmental Commission. Both organizations have ongoing projects to prevent pollution and promote water quality. Thank you for everything that you already do and we look forward to helping you with future projects.

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Miller Park and Rain Garden Video

Miller Park and Rain Garden Video

Take a hike in Miller Park, visit the rain garden and learn about how these natural spaces help our watershed. Cathy, a rain gardener, created a video to teach us about what you can find in Miller Nature Area, the history and the important role it plays in managing stormwater.

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Washtenaw Coordinated Funders Receive HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnership

Washtenaw Coordinated Funders Receive HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnership

Congratulations to all the Coordinated Funders for this prestigious honor!

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Have You Seen Me?  Balanced & Restorative Justice in Action.

Have You Seen Me? Balanced & Restorative Justice in Action.

You may have been driving along one of our Washtenaw County roadways and wondered, “What’s with all the bags?” If so, the Sheriff’s Office Community Work Program (CWP) is the answer. If you are not aware, the Community Work Program (CWP) is a balanced and restorative justice sentencing option for carefully selected individuals who have committed minor crimes.

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Clubhouse Flower Sale Pre-Sale Ends May 6

In celebration of spring and Mother’s Day, Fresh Start Clubhouse is having their annual flower sale.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Police Service Deputies in action . . . saving lives . . .

Police Service Deputies in action . . . saving lives . . .

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputies have been taking action and doing great things...

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E-Waste Collection Event May 5-7

E-Waste Collection Event May 5-7

The University of Michigan’s Office of Campus Sustainability, in conjunction with Ann Arbor Public Schools, is hosting its 9th annual FREE e-Waste Recycling Event. This event is designed to help local residents responsibly recycle electronics they no longer need or want in a quick, easy and environmentally friendly manner.

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Volunteer Foster Grandparents Honored at Annual Luncheon

Volunteer Foster Grandparents Honored at Annual Luncheon

More than 60 volunteers provide academic support, love and care to more than 400 youth each year!

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Advisory: US-12 will be affected in downtown Saline between April and November 2016 due to a construction project.

Advisory: US-12 will be affected in downtown Saline between April and November 2016 due to a construction project.

US-12 will be affected in downtown Saline between April and November. Work includes widening US-12 to five lanes between Monroe Street and Harris Street.

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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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Healthy Food Distribution - Now Monthly

Healthy Food Distribution - Now Monthly

Healthy food distribution at Washtenaw County Public Health is now monthly. The next scheduled distribution is Wed, May 18, 2016

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2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works and Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt are pleased to announce the recipients of the 19th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

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2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works and Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt are pleased to announce the recipients of the 19th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

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Bates Elementary School Participates in Water Quality Lesson

Bates Elementary School Participates in Water Quality Lesson

2nd graders at Bates Elementary School in Dexter learn about water quality and our stormwater system. Students are involved in an educational campaign to learn how rain gardens can help slow, clean and cool stormwater. They will build two rain gardens next fall!

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