News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
The event will be held on Saturday Aug. 27 - and we hope you'll join us!
The 2016 Geocache Adventure is live. Find all of the caches across the county and submit the code words for a collectible pathtag. Don't forget to find the Challenge Cache! The first person to find all of them and submit the correct codes will get a special prize.
The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. Below is the write up and YouTube video of Director Jackson… check it out!
The MDEQ is inviting the public to attend a series of informal information meetings to be hosted around the state to provide an opportunity for citizens and environmental practitioners to learn more about the newly proposed generic cleanup criteria rules.
WCSO partnered with Michigan Works, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce and My Brother’s Keeper to assist Washtenaw County's Youth population in obtaining employment over the summer months.
Over 2,900 local residents participated in the 2015 Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey. Learn more and explore the data online.
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the release of our Annual Report for 2015. After years of releasing a smaller Community Report, the 2015 Annual Report provides a much more comprehensive look at the highlights, direct community impact, and the “value added” of our decisions and actions for 2015.
An English Language Learner class volunteered at the Thurston Nature Center to plant 13 native, rain garden shrubs in the schoolyard. Volunteers learned about the importance of rain gardens in improving water quality and wildlife habitat. Native shrubs will help soak up some of the stormwater runoff and attract birds, butterflies and hummingbirds.
The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic helps residents who need low cost dental services. We can help veterans and their families register with the dental clinic or find out if they are eligible for better health or dental benefits.
On Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Ann Arbor Police Department and the Division of Pain Research (UM, Department of Anesthesiology) are hosting a medication take back event in the Pioneer High School Parking Lot.
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.
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.
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.
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputies have been taking action and doing great things...
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.
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.
We've got answers about lead testing for kids, lead in water and other sources of lead poisoning.
The Sheriff's Office K9 Unit will be engaged in training simulations in the 2300 to 2600 area of Tessmer Road, Lodi Township, on Saturday morning, April 9th, 2016.
There is an area in Washtenaw County where the chemical 1,4-dioxane is underground. The area includes parts of Scio Township and western Ann Arbor. This contamination is a concern because wells near the area draw groundwater for use in homes and businesses. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to help residents understand the current situation and potential health impacts.