Growing Hope Garden Leadership Training
A course designed to prepare teams — organized by community groups, schools, or places of worship—to begin or grow their garden projects. The series focuses on project/site planning and community organizing. The series includes two sessions: "Planning Your Garden 101" Saturday, February 7, 2015 and an optional second session, "Digging Into Your Garden Planning" Saturday, March 7, 2015. Presentation Day at Growing Hope's "Garden Season Kickoff" is Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Register by Friday, January 30, 2015!
NWS Skywarn Spotter Training
The Emergency Services Division of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac, is offering Skywarn Spotter training free of charge to anyone 18 years of age or older who is interested in being trained in severe weather identification, protection, and reporting procedures. The course is approximately 1½ hours long, and identification codes are issued to all who complete the program.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Ypsilanti Township Civic Center
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am at Pioneer High School
Registration for both courses begins 30 minutes before posted start time. Class sizes are limited so you must pre-register online.
Washtenaw County Foster Grandparent Program
Are you a senior and want to make an impact to youth in your community? The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors and tutors to youth in the community. They provide 20 hours of weekly services to community organizations such as schools, daycares, preschools, Head Start centers and youth facilities.
Ypsilanti Township Law Enforcement Center in Operation
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has relocated its Ypsilanti Township police operation to the new Ypsilanti Township Law Enforcement Center (LEC) located at 1501 S. Huron St. Renovations at the Law Enforcement Center are nearly complete and a community grand opening will be scheduled this spring.
The protocol for requesting police service has not changed. Residents should continue to call 9-1-1 for emergency response and (734) 994-2911 for non-emergency services. The local phone number to call the station remains the same: (734) 484-6740.