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Board of Commissioners - Events

  1. The Borgen Project Informational

    July 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Candy Cane Park

    Come out and join us to learn about the Borgen Project. We are a non-profit that is fighting global poverty around the world. Find out how you can help make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

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Main Events Calendar

  1. Hazardous Materials Team Authority Board Meeting (HMTAB)

    July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center Conference Room

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  2. Roads Funding Subcommittee Meeting

    July 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    An exploratory subcommittee of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, tasked to explore immediate and long term road funding options in Washtenaw County.

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  3. Boater Safety

    July 18, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Klaves Marina

    You must pre-register for the boater safety classes as class sizes are limited. Group enrollment is allowed and encouraged! Please send an email to Deputy Gebauer ([email protected]) with your full name(s), date of birth(s), telephone number, and class date that you wish to attend. There are no further steps required for you or your group to register for the class. An email confirmation with additional information concerning the class agenda will be sent back to you, usually within 3 to 5 days. If you are not able to send email please call 734-973-4713 and leave a message with your full name, date of birth and contact number.

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  4. CANCELLED - Board of Health Meeting

    July 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Washtenaw County Health Department

    The May 22, 2020 Washtenaw County Board of Health meeting is CANCELLED. The Board of Health works to identify public health problems and concerns in the community, establish health priorities and advise the Board of Commissioners and Washtenaw County Health Department on issues and possible solutions.

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  5. Homeland Security Task Force Meeting (HSTF)

    July 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center Conference Room

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  6. Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee (ALPAC)

    July 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Parks Administrative Offices

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  7. Emergency Medical Services Commission Meeting (EMSC)

    July 31, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Parks & Recreation Events

  1. Virtual Voyage Adventure 5K

    July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020 @ Any Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission park, preserve or facility

    Adventure awaits! Run, walk, bike, kayak or canoe your way through any Washtenaw County park, preserve or facility on a virtual voyage. Complete the 5K any way you choose, on your own time during the month of July. Sign up and you'll receive a race bib, and a medal! Register online at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org.

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  2. 31-Day "We are Parks" Challenge

    July 1, 2020, 5:00 AM - July 31, 2020, 11:30 PM @ All Washtenaw County parks & preserves

    In honor of National Parks & Recreation Month, Washtenaw County Parks would like to challenge residents & non-residents of Washtenaw County to get outside for 31 minutes every day, for 31 days, during the month of July. Participants of the Washtenaw County Parks 31- Day "We are Parks" Challenge can upload their photos through the link on and Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission Facebook event page, to be entered to win prizes throughout the competition! How to submit your photos? Email [email protected] or upload them to our 31-Day Challenge Photo Submission Dropbox. In order to have your photo considered for the 31-Day Challenge the photo must include your name and park/preserve or facility you visited, so we can contact you in case you are a winner. By submitting your photo to the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission event page you understand that any pictures taken of you or your family may be used for future promotion, or may be displayed on Facebook

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  3. Nature Explorers: Marsh Madness

    July 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Blue Heron Bay

    For Kids 5-7 years old. Park Entry Fee Required. Marshes are beautiful ecosystems and full of amazing creatures. For this program we’ll learn the important roles of a marsh, and look for the little creatures that call it home using dip nets. This program will be led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841002, register for one section only)

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  4. Junior Naturalist: Marsh Madness

    July 14, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Blue Heron Bay

    For Kids 7-11 years old. Park Entry Fee Required. Marshes are amazing wetland ecosystems full of biodiversity and fascinating creatures. For this program, we’ll learn the important roles of the marsh and use dip nets to examine and learn about some of the littlest creatures that call it home. A water bottle and sunscreen are highly recommended. This program will be led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841004, register for one section only)

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  5. Mindfulness Hike - Community and Communion with Nature

    July 15, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Medford Pavilion*** For adults aged 18 and older. Join us for an evening of serene immersion in nature. We will enjoy a guided meditation, followed by a silent sensory hike along lush paths and tunnels of trees. Discover the soothing power of community communion in the natural world. Co-led by parks naturalist Elle Bogle and Julie Woodward of Mindful City Ann Arbor. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. This hike is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required. Email [email protected] to register for this program.

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  6. Nature Explorers: Marsh Madness

    July 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Blue Heron Bay

    For Kids 5-7 years old. Park Entry Fee Required. Marshes are beautiful ecosystems and full of amazing creatures. For this program we’ll learn the important roles of a marsh, and look for the little creatures that call it home using dip nets. This program will be led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841002, register for one section only)

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  7. Preschool Hike: Soil Safari

    July 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ County Farm Park

    ***Meet at Perennial Garden *** For Kids 2-5 years old with a caregiver. Enjoy a relaxing morning in the company of nature’s tiniest and most mysterious creatures. We will find a secret place to explore the forest floor, discovering the life hidden under rocks, trees and leaves. Led by Shawn Severance. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841003, register for one section only).

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  8. Junior Naturalist: Marsh Madness

    July 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Blue Heron Bay

    For Kids 7-11 years old. Park Entry Fee Required. Marshes are amazing wetland ecosystems full of biodiversity and fascinating creatures. For this program, we’ll learn the important roles of the marsh and use dip nets to examine and learn about some of the littlest creatures that call it home. A water bottle and sunscreen are highly recommended. This program will be led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841004, register for one section only)

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  9. Preschool Hike: Soil Safari

    July 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at the Perennial Garden *** For Kids 2-5 years old with a caregiver Enjoy a relaxing morning in the company of nature’s tiniest and most mysterious creatures. We will find a secret place to explore the forest floor, discovering the life hidden under rocks, trees and leaves. Led by Shawn Severance. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841003, register for one section only).

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  10. Heckuva Hike

    July 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Park Lyndon

    From north to south up hills we bound! We’ll travel across eskers in Lyndon North and climb up mighty hills in Lydon South as we use nature as our gym. This wellness and fitness hike will be roughly 3 miles, and with varied terrain it will get the heart pumping and the sweat flowing. We will make periodic stops to take in some of the lovely views (and catch our breath). Please be sure to bring a mask, sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Hike led by Kelsey Dehring. To register, email Kelsey at [email protected] Limit is 10 hikers.

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  11. Rambling Readers Book Club

    July 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Medford Pavilion *** For adults aged 18 and older. Do you love reading about nature, and do you also love wandering in the meadows, wetlands, and woods? Come join our new book club and meet fellow readers and outdoor enthusiasts. We will meet once a quarter to discuss the book’s topics and enjoy a leisurely hike together. Our first book will be Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. This event is free but pre-registration is required. Maximum 10 participants. Led by Parks Naturalist Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. Contact her to register at [email protected]

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  12. Junior Naturalist: Insect Sweep Netting

    July 26, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Platt Road Pavilion *** For Kids 7-11 years old. Come and search for the insets of summer, as well as their arachnid friends. We will examine and learn about the different types of insects, as well as the differences between insects and bugs. We’ll be handing out bug nets and sweeping the fields around County Farm Park to find everything from grasshoppers to leafhoppers to praying mantis. This catch and release program is perfect for those who want to learn more about the world of insects. This program is led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841004, register for one section only)

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  13. Nature Explorers: Bugs and Their Buddies

    July 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Platt Road Pavilion *** For Kids 5-7 years old. Come and search for the bugs of summer, as well as their insect and arachnid neighbors. We’ll discover the different shapes and colors these little creatures come in, and that a bug and insect are different. Pre-registration is required. We'll be handing out bug nets and heading to the fields in search of six-legged critters from butterflies to grasshoppers. This fun-filled catch and release program is perfect for children that are fascinated by the world of insects. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. Please bring a water bottle, and a mask. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841002, register for one section only)

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  14. Junior Naturalist: Insect Sweep Netting

    July 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Platt Road Pavilion *** For Kids 7-11 years old. Come and search for the insets of summer, as well as their arachnid friends. We will examine and learn about the different types of insects, as well as the differences between insects and bugs. We’ll be handing out bug nets and sweeping the fields around County Farm Park to find everything from grasshoppers to leafhoppers to praying mantis. This catch and release program is perfect for those who want to learn more about the world of insects. This program is led by Elle Bogle. Please bring a water bottle, and a mask. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841004, register for one section only)

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  15. Nature Explorers: Bugs and Their Buddies

    July 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Platt Road Pavilion *** For Kids 5-7 years old. Come and search for the bugs of summer, as well as their insect and arachnid neighbors. We’ll discover the different shapes and colors these little creatures come in, and that a bug and insect are different. Pre-registration is required. We'll be handing out bug nets and heading to the fields in search of six-legged critters from butterflies to grasshoppers. This fun-filled catch and release program is perfect for children that are fascinated by the world of insects. Pre-registration is required - 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please! Each hike is limited to 10 total people. Please bring a water bottle, and a mask. To register your child, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration # 841002, register for one section only)

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