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Office Closed for Labor Day

Office Closed for Labor Day

The Water Resources Commissioner's Office will be closed Monday, September 7th, to celebrate Labor Day. The Office will reopen on Tuesday September 8th at 8:30 a.m.

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CLASS REGISTRATION BEGINS 9/6/15 ONLINE

In person registration begins on 9/8/15.

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Deputy saves life of heroin overdose victim just 7 days after learning to use Naloxone

Deputy saves life of heroin overdose victim just 7 days after learning to use Naloxone

Just seven days after being trained and equipped with Naloxone, Deputy Bynum of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify, administer, and ultimately save the life of someone in the midst of an overdose from heroin.

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Public Comment Period Open - 2014-2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) through Urban County

Starting Aug. 28, 2015, the Public Comment Period is open for those interested in responding to the 2014-2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report through Sept. 28, 2015

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Sharon Mills County Park: Planning for the Future

Sharon Mills County Park: Planning for the Future

One of the most beautiful properties in the County’s parks system is poised to become even more exceptional. Sharon Mills County Park, located in southwest Washtenaw County, is known for its elegant, Greek-revival mill and picturesque setting along the River Raisin.

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Fall Class Schedule Available Online

Though the building is currently closed, the class schedule for next term has just been published and is available online.

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Youth MHFA August Class Rescheduled

The Youth Mental Health First Aid session originally scheduled for August has been postponed to September 23 and 24.

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Become a Washtenaw County Certified Master Composter!

Become a Washtenaw County Certified Master Composter!

7-week course, begins September 30, 2015. Transform yard debris and kitchen scraps into a nutrient-rich, natural soil amendment. Learn to compost with red worms, compost tea and other agents. This program is coordinated by Project Grow and is designed for the general public, for Master Gardeners to continue their organic gardening education, and as a follow-up to the Project Grow’s Organic Gardener Certificate series. Michigan Master Composter certification is available if you pass the take-home exam and volunteer 10 hours in the community.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Armstrong Retires

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Armstrong Retires

Honoring 25 years of service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement gathering to celebrate the career of Sergeant Steve Armstrong on Friday, August 21st, 2015.

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REC CENTER CLOSED FOR ANNUAL TWO-WEEK SHUTDOWN BEGINNING 8/24/15

The Rec Center will re-open on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6 am (regular hours).

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Police Service Dogs Engage in Waterborne Activity Training

Police Service Dogs Engage in Waterborne Activity Training

Police Service Dogs can be single purpose, dual purpose or multi-purpose dogs. Sheriff's Office Dogs are multi-purpose, meaning they are tracking dogs, have a detection specialty and are also certified as patrol dogs meaning that they are capable of searching for articles or people and engaging in criminal apprehension and the protection of their handler or others. In addition to being environmentally stable, multi-purpose dogs must be capable of absorbing extensive training.

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Washtenaw County Public Health Achieves National Accreditation

Washtenaw County Public Health Achieves National Accreditation

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board! Washtenaw County Public Health is the fourth local public health department in the state to achieve this status.

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Manchester Young Guns Compete Against Senior WCSO Deputies

Manchester Young Guns Compete Against Senior WCSO Deputies

On Sunday August 2nd, 2015 the Manchester Young Guns hosted their annual awards banquet. As part of the event they invited the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to field a team of trap shooters. The Sheriff’s Office utilized personnel that work or live in the Manchester area to build their team.

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Zero:2016 Goal Within Reach

Zero:2016 Goal Within Reach

The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care reports significant progress towards their recent commitment to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

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Planning the Border-to-Border Trail - Dexter to Ann Arbor

Planning the Border-to-Border Trail - Dexter to Ann Arbor

Have you ridden the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) through Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor? How about the newest segments in the Dexter Area (Hudson Mills and, soon to be, Dexter-Huron Metroparks)?

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Washtenaw Coordinated Funders Announce Upcoming Grants Cycle

Washtenaw Coordinated Funders Announce Upcoming Grants Cycle

$4.5 Million in Human Services Funding expected in next round of Coordinated Funding for non-profits providing safety net services.

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Request for Assistance in Locating Juvenile Runaways

Request for Assistance in Locating Juvenile Runaways

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office requests your assistance in locating two runaways listed above. The sisters, ages fifteen and nine, and are believed to be together. They are likely in the Metro Detroit area. They were last seen at their Scio Township residence on August 2nd. If they are located, please contact Detective Mike Babycz at (734) 973-4977, (734) 260-9602, or Washtenaw County Metro Dispatch at 734-994-2911.

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