Washtenaw County, Michigan
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.
Frank Romine, son of Keri Romine, Owner & Proprietor of the Dexter Mill, received a special visit in early December.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9s Fred and Argo have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by an anonymous sponsor.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office began training staff in the identification of a heroin overdose and on how to administer Naloxone to counteract the effect of the overdose at the beginning of August, 2015. To date, 70 deputies and 26 individuals from human service organizations throughout Washtenaw County have been trained in how to administer Naloxone. During this time period Sheriff’s Deputies have saved five (5) lives as a result of their training and ability to administer Naloxone.
The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and The Conservation Fund, is pursuing a historic opportunity to establish a new state park and County nature preserve that will straddle the Washtenaw County/Jackson County border.
With more 12,000 miles of recreational trails, Michigan is quickly becoming known as “The Great Trails State”. These trails allow users to experience our rich natural, cultural, and historic resources. The diversity of available trails appeals to folks with various time commitments, fitness levels, and sense of adventure: whether one wants to backpack for multiple weeks or bicycle on Washtenaw County’s Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) for a day—there is something for everyone.