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

WCSO Police Service Dog Unit to participate in K-9 Veterans Day Ceremony

WCSO Police Service Dog Unit to participate in K-9 Veterans Day Ceremony

The WCSO Police Service Dog Unit will participate in a ceremony for K-9 Veterans Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Michigan War Dog Memorial located at 25805 Milford Rd., South Lyon 48178.

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WCSO Marine Safety Section – Swift Water Alert

WCSO Marine Safety Section – Swift Water Alert

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Marine Safety Section is urging the public to exercise extreme caution when engaging in recreational activity on any stream or river in Washtenaw County.

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Lyme Disease Can be Transmitted by Ticks in Washtenaw County

Lyme Disease Can be Transmitted by Ticks in Washtenaw County

Know how to "fight the bite" and stay safe this tick season.

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WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for Telecommunicator Week

WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for Telecommunicator Week

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the week of April 9, 2017 through April 15, 2017, as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week in Washtenaw County.

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Wanted: Travelling Art Show Submissions

To showcase the talents of those who have mental & emotional challenges and to reduce stigma in the broader community

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2017 County Health Rankings

2017 County Health Rankings

What is keeping Washtenaw from being the healthiest county in Michigan? Equitable, fair opportunities for all needed to improve health

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Summer17 Helps Washtenaw County Youth Set The Stage For Life-Long Careers

Summer17 Helps Washtenaw County Youth Set The Stage For Life-Long Careers

Youth employment & mentorship program pairs area youth & businesses for nine-week, on-the-job training June 26-Aug. 25.

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2017 Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony

2017 Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony

Thank you to those of you who attended out Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony! We had such a fun time welcoming our new partners and honoring the outstanding work that our award winners do.

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WCSO Community Work Program Assists with the Grace Fellowship Food Bank

WCSO Community Work Program Assists with the Grace Fellowship Food Bank

The Sheriff’s Office Community Work Program assists Grace Fellowship House of Solutions distribute FREE groceries to those in need on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of every month.

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All Are Welcome at Washtenaw County Public Health

All Are Welcome at Washtenaw County Public Health

When everyone is healthy, we all benefit. We proudly serve immigrants, refugees and all who live in Washtenaw County.

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WCSO warns about IRS Impersonation Scams

WCSO warns about IRS Impersonation Scams

During tax time many IRS imposters attempt to take advantage of people at tax deadline time. Criminals are looking for ways to steal your money or your identity. Don’t fall victim to an IRS scam.

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Increased inspection activity in and around county drains

Increased inspection activity in and around county drains

The Water Resources Office will be conducting assessments of county drains and stormwater basins throughout Washtenaw County - starting immediately and continuing through the fall of 2017. During this time, we may be more visible to residents or be noticed at locations that typically don’t see much activity.

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WCSO to Provide Active Shooter Training for Faith Community

WCSO to Provide Active Shooter Training for Faith Community

This Saturday, February 25, 2017 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting our Active Shooter and Active Assailant Training for our local faith community.

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Rain Garden Designs by 2nd Graders

Rain Garden Designs by 2nd Graders

The 2nd graders at Cornerstone Elementary School have designed their own rain gardens. After learning about the water cycle and stormwater, the students chose their own plants to create a design. In the words of one student, "I would rather be a rain drop that lands in a rain garden because you get clean and NOT dirty and then have to wash up".

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MapWashtenaw Tutorial Update

Training videos have been updated for version 2.7

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WCSO shares SEMCOG’s regional update reference the increase in traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries with some tips on how to avoid crashes and reduce injuries.

WCSO shares SEMCOG’s regional update reference the increase in traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries with some tips on how to avoid crashes and reduce injuries.

Preliminary analysis by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) shows that traffic crashes in the seven-county region (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties) have increased for the fourth consecutive year. Total traffic crashes increased by six percent in 2016, up from 138,710 crashes in 2015. Both traffic fatalities and serious injuries increased by 10 percent in the region. The rise in traffic crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries in Southeast Michigan is consistent with state and national trends.

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News and Events on our Facebook Page

News and Events on our Facebook Page

We post news and events relating to our Environmental Excellence Partners on our facebook page: facebook.com/wce2p2. Like us!

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Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Opposes Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Opposes Repeal of Affordable Care Act

The Washtenaw County Board of Health passed a similar resolution

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Stormwater Video

Stormwater Video

Check out this video showing how stormwater can make it to the river in 15-30 minutes. Along the way, stormwater picks up garbage, dirt and heat. All of that makes up non-point source pollution which is the biggest problem for clean streams. Planting rain gardens, installing rain barrels and keeping green spaces green helps keep our streams clean.

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