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  1. Calendar Overlay Board of Commissioners - Meetings (4)
  2. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation Events (12)

Board of Commissioners - Meetings

  1. Ways & Means Committee Meeting

    March 3, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  2. Board of Commissioners Meeting

    March 3, 2021, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

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  3. Board of Commissioners Working Session

    March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  4. Board of Commissioners Working Session

    March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Parks & Recreation Events

  1. Common & Not So Common Birds In Our "Backyard"

    March 6, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

    Join this fun presentation to learn about many of the birds found around Washtenaw County. We will talk about things to notice to help with bird identification, listen to some bird songs and calls, and learn about the times of year that various birds can be seen in your backyard and nearby natural areas. Birds we will talk about include the Eastern Bluebird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Wood Duck and Cedar Waxwing, plus many more species! Program is appropriate for adults and children ages 7 and up, but if you have a younger child who loves birds, she/he will probably enjoy much of the program too. Presentation by guest naturalist, Faye Stoner. Zoom Presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87500963369 ; Meeting ID: 875 0096 3369

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  2. Sunday Stroll

    March 7, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whitmore Lake Preserve

    Spring is on its way! Will we spot some early signs of warmer weather? Will we still be experiencing the last touches of winter? What is certain is that we will find beauty as we traverse winding trails through woods and wetlands. Parts of the trail will be muddy, please wear appropriate footwear. Led by Kelsey Dehring. Limited to 10 people. Email Kelsey at [email protected] to register.

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  3. Sunrise Nature Hike

    March 9, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Brauer Preserve

    Winter is slowly winding down. Red-winged blackbirds are starting to return, skunk cabbages are poking through the ice, and the Earth is starting to slowly awaken from her long sleep. Come hike and discover what’s happening in the world around us as we start heading into spring. Led by Elle Bogle. Trails may be muddy so boots are advised and masks are required. Limited to 10 total people, pre-registration is required for everyone over the age of 2. Email [email protected] to register.

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  4. Junior Naturalist: Michigan Trees

    March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Independence Lake County Park

    Michigan is fortunate to have a great diversity of trees. We will hike and learn how to identify trees in winter and learn about their importance to people and wildlife. This program is limited to 10 hikers. Ages 7 - 11, accompanied by an adult. Social distancing and face coverings are required. To register, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration #831004) Hike led by Shawn Severance. For more information email [email protected]

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  5. Stewardship Saturday & Nature Walk

    March 13, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Independence Lake County Park

    Join us the second Saturday of every month to help the environment and explore new places. Learn about invasive species and the best ways to remove them, while helping improve and explore prairies and surrounding woodlands. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Led by Stewardship Coordinator Katie Carlisle and Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance. Space is limited to 10 volunteers, email [email protected] to register.

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  6. Family Nature Adventures: Metamorphosis

    March 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Brauer Preserve

    What are the wild creatures doing now? Can you spot a snow flea or a very early butterfly? Have the Baltimore Orioles started migrating through Michigan? What are the salamanders and frogs doing? Let’s hike and collect data about the seasonal changes unfolding and share our observations with our fellow hikers. Led by Elle Bogle and Kelsey Dehring. Program is limited to 20 people, 10 people per naturalist. Pre-registration is required for everyone attending over the age of 2. Register online at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org.

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  7. Junior Naturalist: Michigan Trees

    March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Independence Lake County Park

    Michigan is fortunate to have a great diversity of trees. We will hike and learn how to identify trees in winter and learn about their importance to people and wildlife. This program is limited to 10 hikers. Ages 7 - 11, accompanied by an adult. Social distancing and face coverings are required. To register, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. (Registration #831004) Hike led by Shawn Severance. For more information email [email protected]

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  8. Nature Journal: Spring Equinox Hike

    March 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Independence Lake County Park

    The spring equinox has long been celebrated by many countries and cultures around the world. It represents new life & new beginnings and encourages new ideas. We will hike to observe all the new things beginning around us–plants, flowers, insects, birds. Please bring a pen or a pencil and a notebook or journal. Throughout the hike, we may pause to write or sketch as we reflect upon the change of seasons. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Hike led by Shawn Severance. Ages 12 to adult. Program limited to 10 hikers, please register by emailing [email protected]

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  9. Family Nature Adventures: Metamorphosis

    March 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Brauer Preserve

    What are the wild creatures doing now? Can you spot a snow flea or a very early butterfly? Have the Baltimore Orioles started migrating through Michigan? What are the salamanders and frogs doing? Let’s hike and collect data about the seasonal changes unfolding and share our observations with our fellow hikers. Led by Elle Bogle and Kelsey Dehring. Program is limited to 20 people, 10 people per naturalist. Pre-registration is required for everyone attending over the age of 2. Register online at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org.

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  10. Salamander Slide Night Hike

    March 26, 2021, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Independence Lake County Park

    March may be rainy and dreary for humans, but it’s prime mating weather for salamanders. In the damp chill of the night air, salamanders are making their way from their upland hidey-holes to vernal pools for breeding. Join naturalist Elle Bogle for a night hike to search for salamanders on their quest for true love. 5 slots for 2 sections 8:30-9:30pm and 9:30-10:30pm. Program fee is $5.00 per family/household, up to 4 members per family/household. Only one person is needed to register, as the fee is per family/household. The check in counter will be at the Beach Center Pavilion. Register at [email protected] Registration # IL461100

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  11. Birding Basics

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ County Farm Park

    The magic of birds is they seem to be everywhere you go. Local parks, backyards, apartment balcony railings, quiet forests, and city streets. Birding can be enjoyed just about anywhere, but with so many species it can seem like a daunting hobby. Join Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring, to learn tricks to identifying birds based on habitat, markings, and sounds. We’ll also discuss what to look for in binoculars. No equipment needed. We will have basic binoculars for you to use. This program is intended for people brand new to birding. Space is limited to 10 birders. Email Kelsey at [email protected] to register.

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  12. Preschool Hike: Gathering Moss

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ County Farm Park

    *** Meet at Perennial Garden*** Mosses grow everywhere, on rocks, logs and soil. In this forest wander, we will take the time to appreciate these vibrant green carpets that often go unnoticed. Ages 2 - 5, accompanied by a caregiver. Program is limited to 10 hikers. Pre-registration is required for all hikers over the age of 2. Social distancing and face coverings are required. To register, visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. Registration #831003 Hike led by Shawn Severance. For more information email [email protected]

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