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Washington County issues “Red Day Alert” for poor air quality

Release date: 11/14/2018
In accordance with ordinances adopted in 2015, residents of unincorporated Washington County and the cities of Hillsboro and Cornelius are prohibited from using their wood stoves, wood stove inserts and fireplaces until noon on Thursday, November 15.

Invasive English holly tree removed from Courthouse grounds

Release date: 11/13/2018
Washington County Facilities and Parks Services works to maintain county-owned properties which includes an ongoing effort to combat invasive and noxious plant species. An invasive English holly tree was recently removed from the Courthouse grounds to protect the landscape, including six giant sequoia “heritage trees” planted by pioneers at the site in 1880.

Grant funding available to address anxiety and depression in older adults

Release date: 11/09/2018
Washington County Health and Human Services is accepting applications to fund an innovative community-based project that serves older adults with the purpose of improving outcomes related to anxiety and depression.

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