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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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Summer Day Camp with the WCPARC

Summer Day Camp with the WCPARC

The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission has 3 great camp options available for you this summer!

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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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OCED 2016 Annual Report Now Available

Annual report highlights OCED's efforts to work with community partners and stakeholders to delivery critical community services.

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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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Free Tax Prep For Low-Income Taxpayers

United Way of Washtenaw County VITA Program offers free tax return service. VITA Program part of initiative to increase financial stability of low-income working individuals & families

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Afia, Inc. Donates $10K To Assist Low-Income Households With Emergency Needs

Charitable donation directed to Barrier Busters Program providing eviction prevention, utility shut-off and other emergency assistance to Washtenaw County residents in need.

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Shop with a Cop 2016 is a Wrap!

Shop with a Cop 2016 is a Wrap!

The WCSO takes particular pride in this program as it is an entirely staff generated initiative designed to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for themselves and those whom they love. Selected by school social workers on the basis of demonstrated need, these are children who might not otherwise have had much of a holiday.

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MHFA Dates for 2017

Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults and for Youth is available to Any and All community members with interest. No professional background is required to potentially save a life!

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Washtenaw County Public Health Celebrates 75 Years

Washtenaw County Public Health Celebrates 75 Years

View a timeline of Washtenaw County Public Health's accomplishments since its founding in 1941.

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Washtenaw County Sees Steady Increase in Suicides

Suicide Death Review Team issues recommendations to raise community awareness, reverse local trends

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