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2017 Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony

2017 Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony

Thank you to those of you who attended our 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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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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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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UPDATED: Washtenaw County Winter Warming Centers

Daytime & overnight winter warming centers for Nov. 1, 2017-March 31, 2018.

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Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dogs “re-certified” as patrol dogs under the auspices of the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), Region 19. The USPCA is the largest, oldest and most recognized police dog certifying authority in North America. Typically the dogs certify annually under the USPCA as patrol, tracking and detection dogs, and every two (2) years under the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers for the same disciplines. The dogs also compete for civilian obedience and other titles.

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