Congratulations to Trustee Janet Eyster
Congratulations to Trustee Janet Eyster for her recent Tri-County Environmental Leadership Award.
This award is in recognition of her dedication and leadership in sustainability and recycling efforts for the residents of Williamstown Township. The Township is fortunate to have such a dedicated resident and Trustee of the Township!
Michigan Confirms State's first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer
MDARD and the DNR have issued the following information.
The animal was observed last month wandering around a Meridian Township residence and showing signs of illness. The homeowner contacted the Meridian Township Police Department, who then sent an officer to euthanize the animal. The deer was collected by a DNR wildlife biologist and delivered for initial testing to the DNR Wildlife Disease Laboratory at the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health in Lansing, Michigan. After initial tests were positive, samples were forwarded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, for final confirmation. The Michigan DNR received that positive confirmation last week. A core CWD Area consisting of Alaiedon, Delhi, Lansing, Meridian, Wheatfield and Williamstown townships in Ingham County; Bath and DeWitt townships in Clinton County; and Woodhull Township in Shiawassee County has been established.
The DNR asks help from the public and hunters in reporting deer that are:
- Unusually thin.
- Exhibiting unusual behavior (for example, acting tame around humans and allowing someone to approach).
To report a suspicious-looking deer, call the DNR Wildlife Disease Lab at 517-336-5030 or fill out and submit the online observation report found on the DNR website.
To report road-kills found in the Core CWD Area call the Wildlife Disease Hotline at 517-614-9602 during office hours. Leave a voicemail with location information and staff will attempt to pick up carcasses on the next open business day.
Click here to access the full report from MDARD