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  • Canceled: Act 88 Advisory Committee - Wed 7/1
  • Ways & Means Committee - Board of Commissioners - Wed 7/1
  • Board of Commissioners Meeting - Wed 7/1
  • Canceled: Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority - Thu 7/2
  • Board of Commissioners- Working Session Meeting - Thu 7/2
  • Canceled: WCHO Program Committee Meeting - Fri 7/3
  • Natural Areas Technical Advisory Committee (NATAC) - Mon 7/6
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Washtenaw County, Michigan

State confirms first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in free-ranging geese in Michigan

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced the state’s first confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 on June 8. The disease was found in free-ranging Canada geese in Macomb County. To date, no human HPAI infections have been detected in the United States. Avian influenza is not a food safety concern, and no birds or bird products infected with HPAI will enter the food chain.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Con-Way Freight and Christina’s Smile Partnered Up to Provide Dental Services for Area Children in Need

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Con-Way Freight and Christina’s Smile Partnered Up to Provide Dental Services for Area Children in Need

On June 1st and 2nd, Christina’s SmileTM Children’s Dental Clinic and Con-way Inc. partnered with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and local schools, including Adams STEM Academy, Estabrook Elementary and Perry Early Learning Center, to screen and select local, underserved children with priority dental care needs. Over two days, the clinic and its local volunteer dentists provided dental services, free of charge, to as many as 80 children, representing nearly $63,000 worth of services.

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Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Are you someone who enjoys looking for turtles, snakes, or frogs? Do you enjoy birdwatching, even just casually? Now there is a way for you to share your nature observations with other interested folks, including scientists. Become a “citizen scientist” and record your observations using two online data collection sites: the Michigan Herp Atlas and eBird.

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Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development Annual Report Now Available

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development Annual Report Now Available

Report available online at www.ewashtenaw.org/oced or at OCED offices at 415 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti.

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WCSO Dep. Urban & New Police Service Dog “Fred” Make First Successful Drug Search

WCSO Dep. Urban & New Police Service Dog “Fred” Make First Successful Drug Search

Police Service Dog “Fred” assumed active duty with the Sheriff’s Office on Friday, May 8th, 2015. Trained in part for drug detection, Fred made his first successful drug search while assisting the Livingston & Washtenaw Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET) in the service of a search warrant on May 21st, 2015.

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Washtenaw County ID Card Program Begins June 1

Washtenaw County ID Card Program Begins June 1

It will soon be easier for Washtenaw County residents who lack proper identification to access local public and private services such as the police, hospitals and banks. The Washtenaw County Clerk – Vital Records Division will begin issuing Washtenaw County ID Cards on June 1, 2015 to residents who meet application standards.

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