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Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. Learn more about this invasive species.
Gardeners can find master gardener program information, rain garden details, and other gardening education.
Gardening in Michigan
Gardeners aim to grow good produce or nurture lovely lawns and landscaping. “Smart gardeners” obtain those goals with earth-friendly techniques that can save money. Our advice is based on science performed at Michigan State University or other land grant universities.
Enroll in this informative class and become a certified Michigan Master Composter! Find community volunteer opportunities.
Master Rain Gardener Program
The class trains people to design and install rain gardens - and to serve as their neighborhood expert. Master Rain Gardeners help friends and neighbors to learn about, design and plant rain gardens.
Learn how to design your own rain garden or plant a rain garden on your property with technical advice from the Washtenaw County Rain Garden staff. Volunteer in a public rain garden by joining a workday or becoming a steward.
Visit a Garden
Washtenaw County Parks and Preserves are renowned for their unique and scenic natural landscapes.