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Parks & Recreation Events

  1. Summer Birding

    July 10, 2021, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Parker Mill County Park

    With Fleming Creek by our side we’ll meander through floodplain forests in search of Kingfishers, Grackles, Veeries, and more! All levels of birders are welcome. Please bring binoculars. Space is limited to 12 birders. Email Kelsey at [email protected] to register.

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  2. Preschool Hike: Butterfly Magic

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

    Explore the mystery of metamorphosis - the transformation from egg to butterfly - and go on a discovery hike to look for butterflies in a flowering meadow. Hike led by Shawn Severance. Space is limited to 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. Please register child and adult, no unregistered siblings. Each hike is limited to 10 total people.

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  3. Birding Basics

    July 10, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parker Mill County 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 12 birders. Email Kelsey at [email protected] to register.

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  4. Stewardship Saturday: Stiltgrass Workshop

    July 10, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve

    Join us the second Saturday of every month to help the environment and explore new places. With our partners at the JLW CISMA, we will introduce Stiltgrass, an invasive plant that’s new to the region. Early detection and rapid response are important to try and stop the spread of this aggressive grass. Volunteers will learn how to identify and manage stiltgrass, and help map new populations throughout the woodlands. Recreation Passport is required; no experience needed. Email Katie at [email protected] to register.

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Water Resources

  1. Home Toxics Saturday Collection Event: OPEN

    July 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Home Toxics Center provides Washtenaw County residents with a disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic, and corrosive materials such as paint, pesticides, cleaners, and more. Visit for a complete list of accepted items. Safety Procedures: - Please wear a mask or face covering - Remain in your vehicle at all times - No change can be made for donations We can only take materials from Washtenaw County residents and not any materials generated by a business (with the exception of pesticides). Visit for more information and our complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials. Don't want to wait in line? Weekday appointments are available at Questions? Visit for more information or call our hotline at (734) 222-3950. Leave a voicemail if you do not reach a staff member, this number is not staffed outside of business hours.

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