News from Across eWashtenaw

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

Planning Your Parks System

Planning Your Parks System

Commission Adopts 5-Year Recreation Master Plan ~ The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) unanimously voted to accept the updated 2015-2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan on August 12, 2014. With acceptance of this master plan, WCPARC recommits itself to the mission, goals and objectives, and principal initiatives outlined within. The master plan serves to guide the decision making for the next five years in the development and enhancement of park and recreation facilities. The approved plan also enables the Parks Commission to pursue grant funding for projects.

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2014 Citizens Police Academy

2014 Citizens Police Academy

Registration is now open for the 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy.

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Volunteer-Rouge Fall Bug Hunt 10/25/14 9am-4pm

Volunteer-Rouge Fall Bug Hunt 10/25/14 9am-4pm

Do you ever wonder about what lives in the river besides fish and turtles? Come to one of the Friends of the Rouge -- Rouge River Bug Hunts and see for yourself the amazing variety of aquatic insects, crayfish,snails and clams that make up the bottom of the river food chain. Twice a year, teams of volunteers visit sites throughout the headwaters of the watershed and search for mayflies, stoneflies and other aquatic invertebrates.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren Retires August 23rd, 2014

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren Retires August 23rd, 2014

Honoring over 25 years of exemplary service with the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the retirement of Commander Dieter E. Heren, effective Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

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Public Comment Period for Washtenaw Urban County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that a public comment period will be held from August 26, 2014 – September 25, 2014 to solicit citizen input on the draft Washtenaw Urban County 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

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Public Comment Period for Washtenaw Urban County Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development that a public comment period will be held from August 26, 2014 – September 25, 2014 to solicit citizen input on the draft Washtenaw Urban County 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

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Platt Rd Community Design Sessions Start Today

Help shape the future of 2270 Platt Road

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Family Time With County Parks ~

Family Time With County Parks ~

From the Color Run to the Halloween Bash, County Parks has something for everyone... 9th Annual Dog Swim at Rolling Hills County Park - September 6th; Family Camp Out at Independence Lake County Park - September 12th; Colors of Cancer 5K at Rolling Hills County Park - September 13th; Park It and Run! 5K at Independence Lake County Park - October 4th; Annual Halloween Bash at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center - October 31st

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Floods

Floods

Flooding is the leading cause of weather related deaths in the U.S. Use this Flood infographic by Weather Underground to be prepared when your area is threatened by flooding. Learn the dangers of floods and flash flooding, understand how soil conditions determine the flood potential, and see how humans have had an impact.

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Get Social with Washtenaw County Parks!

Don't miss a beat, follow the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission on Facebook and Instagram!

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Washtenaw County Fall 2014 Clean-Up Events!

Washtenaw County Fall 2014 Clean-Up Events!

Two Upcoming Clean Up Days, scheduled for Saturday, September 20th & Saturday, October 18th, from 9a-2p. Acceptable Items: Traditional Recyclables (glass, plastics, metals, cardboard), Electronic waste, Freon appliances, Hazardous Household Waste (paints, stains, cleaners, auto fluids, batteries, fluorescent lights, Mercury, etc), Old Tires

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Youth and Family Services Moving August 2014

Please make note of these dates and arrangements while CSTS Youth & Family Services moves to its new home.

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Park It and Run! 5K- October 2014

We are proud to announce that we will be offering a 5K event in October, 2014

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of Lieutenant Marlene Radzik to the rank of Police Services Commander

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of Lieutenant Marlene Radzik to the rank of Police Services Commander

In anticipation of the retirement of Police Services Commander Dieter Heren in December of this year, Sheriff Clayton has appointed Marlene Radzik his successor as Police Services Division Commander. To provide for a measured and orderly change of command prior to Commander Heren’s retirement, her promotion is effective Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. For the next few months, Commander Radzik will continue to serve in her present role as operational area commander in Sheriff’s East Operations. During this time period, she will also engage in transitional activities to prepare for assuming divisional command upon Commander Heren’s retirement.

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Seeking A Citizen Volunteer for the Food Policy Council

The Board of Commissioners is seeking a citizen volunteer for the Food Policy Council. Interested county residents have until Thursday, July 31 to apply for a volunteer position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Peter Simms at simmsp@ewashtenaw.org

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