June 23: First Week of Summer

Good morning,

Welcome to summer! While the first official day of summer was Tuesday, we have been feeling summer-like temperatures for a while now. Please continue to follow the best practices for staying safe in the heat, including:

  • Drink more liquid than you think you need
  • Wear sunscreen, loose, lightweight clothing and a hat
  • Replace salt lost from sweating by drinking fruit juice or sports drinks
  • Minimize unnecessary time in direct sunlight

Remember, you can read more about heat safety in this month’s SOS newsletter posted at WCRC facilities across the county.

Hot summer days also mean it is Big Truck Event time! We participated in our first Big Truck Event since 2019 this week at the Salem-South Lyon Library. Thanks to Mike Gibson for bringing a truck with a painted plow. It was a big hit! So far, we plan to attend five events this summer across the county.

Lastly, yesterday, President Biden announced support for a 3-month federal fuel tax holiday. This still needs to be passed by Congress, which according to various news sources, is unlikely. Efforts to suspend the state fuel and/or sales tax are stalled as well. We will continue to monitor both of these situations. I know no one likes paying more at the pump but these tax dollars are critical for our road system. Also, there is no guarantee that the savings would actually be passed down to the consumer.

I hope you have a great summer weekend.

Take care and stay safe,


P.S. I want to wish all the dads out there a happy belated Father’s Day. I hope you got to do something fun and relaxing on your special day last week.

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