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Resilient Washtenaw Project Team

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Washtenaw County, MI

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Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 5 months ago
Ypsilanti has a Sustainability Commission as well - that group may be a good place to share your interest.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 6 months, 1 week ago
Happy to chat with folks there. We have some contacts but also share any you have with us.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 6 months, 3 weeks ago
We have reached out to the Center for Independent Living and welcome any thoughts on other communities who need to be heard. Thank you
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for these comments. There is a UM Case study on the Emmet County Composting - you can find it here - https://www.learngala.com/cases/emmetcountycompost?locale=fr
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 1 week ago
The county has a web page on Affordable Housing here - https://www.washtenaw.org/722/Affordable-Housing. Please feel free to share other resources
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 1 week ago
One neighborhood non profit has developed a report looking at how communities might fund and manage winter sidewalk maintenance here - https://snowbuddy.org/
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 1 week ago
You can find more on the County Reimagine Washtenaw Work here - https://www.washtenawavenue.org/
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Daniel - you bring up a good point that housing design is important including integrating renewable energy and opportunities to build social cohesion. Knowing your neighbors is a key part of a resilient community.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 1 week ago
Chelsea is a municipal utility in the County.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Jill - is there a specific community where you want to see more compost services? The county does have a solid waste plan but the local units typically manage services in each jurisdiction.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for this comment - and thanks for pointing out specific areas where you would like to see an improvement!
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Teresa - For folks that do not know - Huron River Watershed Council, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Office, and City of Ann Arbor Stormwater staff coordinate a lot of the Huron river work in the County. We are also reaching out to the Friends of the Rouge (East side of the County) and River Raisin Watershed (Southwest portion of the County) to learn more about their climate work.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Great thoughts Robert - and renewables with battery backup often make government facilities more resilient during natural disasters in addition to reducing operating costs.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Please share any other thoughts on land preservation activities across the county or areas where more agricultural and/or natural area land preservation is needed.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Judith...These comments speak to the economic impacts to local farmers and added infrastructure maintenance needed in Washtenaw communities.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Adam...Please share any other locations where you think the county needs new or safer active transportation infrastructure.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks - It is important to highlight work by the county and others that are leading by example.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Great conversation! What are the other citizen science opportunities to gather the data we need to improve our public health and the environment?
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Kris - You raise a good point that land protection often has multiple benefits for the community (e.g., preserving tree canopy and wetlands, habitat, agricultural lands, and carbon sequestration among others)
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Feel free to share any details on upcoming Recycle Days and your thoughts on what more the community might want to manage their recycling, compost, and trash
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks John. You raise an important point that cost is important and not everyone is heating with natural gas or fuel oil.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment - The county does have a solid waste plan and you should know that each local government manages their waste, recycling, and compost services. So in some communities, the local government handles trash pick up and in others you need to look in the phone book and subscribe to a service.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you - There is a lot of good information on resilience hubs here - https://resilience-hub.org/what-are-hubs/
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
thanks
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks Kris - any affordable housing that is closer to where people work can reduce their carbon footprint!
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
thanks for sharing Kris!
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Great comment - we are hearing a lot about needs for more non-motorized access for walkers and bikers - and many different organizations - state, city, township, road commissions that have control depending on the location. Please keep highlighting the needs in your communities.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks - Just clarifying that you are commenting on parking in the city of Ypsilanti or more broadly across the county
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks - great comment and it is something that the county may explore as part of building codes and or public health code...
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
If you think the Friends of the Saline River want to be engaged in the plan - please share their information with climate@washtenaw.org
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks - great comment - I don't think you can add photos here but feel free to share a picture at climate@washtenaw.org
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks - What opportunities are there for the county local governments to work together on bulk purchasing?
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 7 months, 3 weeks ago
There are lots of climate benefits associated with dam removal (e.g., more room for water in storm events) and more information can be found here - https://www.hrwc.org/what-we-do/programs/dams-and-impoundments-program/ypsilanti-peninsular-paper-dam/#:~:text=Removal%20Status,the%20revitalization%20of%20Pen%20Park.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months ago
Learn more about all of the good work by the Washtenaw County Conservation District here - https://www.washtenawcd.org/
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months ago
Thanks for this suggestion!
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months ago
Thanks for the great comment. I am wondering if others have had any good experiences reaching out to the complex about adding chargers?
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months ago
Lots of good information on solar opportunities in Ypsilanti - https://www.solarypsi.org/ - and Ann Arbor - https://www.a2gov.org/departments/sustainability/Sustainability-Me/Families-Individuals/Pages/Ann-Arbor-Solarize.aspx
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months, 1 week ago
Thanks Molly. Sharing this link for others who are interested from the Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition website - https://www.wbwc.org/packardbikeway
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months, 1 week ago
We are happy to have more community partners - please send an email to climate@washtenaw.org with your information!
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Please share any links you have to maps and other resources we can share with the community. You can post them here and we can add some to our resources page.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Solar thermal can also be a good option for public pools to help with water heating.
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months, 3 weeks ago
You can learn more about the Veridian project here - https://www.veridian.community/
Resilient Washtenaw Project Team commented on Resilient Washtenaw 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment! If there are particular places you would like to see parks, preserves, and natural areas, please let us know.