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2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

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.

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Questions about Lead?

Questions about Lead?

We've got answers about lead testing for kids, lead in water and other sources of lead poisoning.

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Community Notification – K9 Unit Training Simulations

Community Notification – K9 Unit Training Simulations

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.

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1,4-Dioxane and Washtenaw County Groundwater

1,4-Dioxane and Washtenaw County Groundwater

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.

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WCSO Dep. Urban & K9 Fred Track & Arrest Breaking & Entering-Larceny from Vehicle Suspect

WCSO Dep. Urban & K9 Fred Track & Arrest Breaking & Entering-Larceny from Vehicle Suspect

On March 29, 2016, at around 7:00 p.m., Deputy Urban and K9 Fred responded to a larceny from vehicle complaint in the Cavanaugh Lake area of Washtenaw County.

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March 22 CMH Town Hall notes

The presentation from the March 22 meeting are now available.

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WCSO Road Closure Notification: Wiard Road

WCSO Road Closure Notification: Wiard Road

Beginning Monday, March 28, 2016 Northbound Wiard Road at Tyler Road & Tyler Road at Wiard Road in Ypsilanti Township will be closed until July 2016.

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Boilerplate 298 Update

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of many Community Mental Health supporters, there is progress with the removal of Boilerplate 298.

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Different Deputies make Overdose Saves within Same Shift

Different Deputies make Overdose Saves within Same Shift

WCSO Deputies have been equipped with Naloxone, a medication to treat opioid overdose in an emergency situation, since August of 2015. Since then deputies have saved sixteen (16) lives by administering Naloxone; the two most recent lives were saved by different deputies within the same shift.

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WCSO Police Service Dog Team Visit Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter

WCSO Police Service Dog Team Visit Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter

Deputy Urban and his canine partner, Fred, visited a Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter last week to help them earn their Gerri Flower Pedal Badge which is about respecting authority and “playing by the rules”. Deputy Urban and Fred received this nice letter of thanks from the Daisy Troop:

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Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Washtenaw County's Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and Public Health's Environmental Health Division help produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!

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WCSO Partners with ArborWoman to deliver the Safe Sleep Care Program ~ We Need Your Help!

WCSO Partners with ArborWoman to deliver the Safe Sleep Care Program ~ We Need Your Help!

Did you know that of the sleep-related infant deaths in Washtenaw County 70% occurred in an unsafe sleep location and 50% of them involved an infant sleeping on the same surface with another person? These deaths are preventable!

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WCSO Advisory: Road Closure Notification; McGregor Rd. Dexter Twp.

WCSO Advisory: Road Closure Notification; McGregor Rd. Dexter Twp.

Beginning Monday, March 7, 2016 McGregor Road between Riverview Road and Robert Drive in Dexter Township will be closed until August 2016.

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Fall Newsletter 2016

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February 29 CMH Town Hall notes

As promised notes and documents from the February 29 Advocacy Alert special Town Hall meeting.

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Daycamp Registration Is OPEN

Day camp registration is open for all three Washtenaw County Parks Locations

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WCSO Warns about IRS Imposters and Scams

WCSO Warns about IRS Imposters and 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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Deputy Urban & K-9 Fred earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Case of the Quarter’ Award

Deputy Urban & K-9 Fred earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Case of the Quarter’ Award

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy Urban and K-9 Fred have been awarded "case-of-the-quarter" by the United States Police Canine Association. Deputy Urban and K-9 Fred were recognized for their outstanding performance in assisting a neighboring agency with the timely and safe arrest of a wanted felonious domestic assault suspect with a violent history.

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New Community Partner for Clean Streams: Lawton Elementary

New Community Partner for Clean Streams: Lawton Elementary

Lawton Elementary School has joined Community Partners for Clean Streams and the Waste Knot program. Students, teachers and parents have improved water quality by planting a rain garden and reduced waste by creating a worm compost!

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Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information

Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information and coordinating testing.

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