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Join the War On Invasive Weeds!

Posted on 09/07/17 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Treated cattails in a micropool.

Some people might be saying, "Ugh, not invasive plants again!" It is a topic some of us hear about over and over, but I think it is a topic that can't be talked about enough. As much as it is discussed, I am occassionally surprised to find someone who doesn't know what phragmities is for example. Invasive plants... read more

What's Blooming Now?

Posted on 08/29/17 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Lilac - April 18

For the past 10 years I have been trying to get a handle on my inherited crazy yard. It was overgrown with weeds (still fighting those), terrible soil, and void of any organization. As I incorporate more plants into the small gardens, I’m careful to be sure I plant so that something is blooming throughout the Spring, Summer... read more

Erosion, Sedimentation, and Woolly Mammoths

Posted on 08/22/17 by Brent in Educational Outreach

Image Credit: National Geographic Kids (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com)

What does erosion and sediment control have to do with woolly mammoths? The answer is illegal tusk hunting in the permafrost regions of Siberia resulting in the destruction of land and sediment clogged waterways. Today's blog is a repost of some recent articles about people hunting for ancient woolly mammoth tusks buried and preserved in the permafrost of Siberia.... read more

Insights from our summer CSWCD Watershed & Natural Resources Program Intern

Posted on 08/15/17 by Claire in Euclid Creek Watershed

I grew up playing in the streams of Euclid Creek and on the beaches of Lake Erie. I was taught from a very young age how fortunate I am to live on Lake Erie and that it was our job as a community to protect Lake Erie and its waterways. Prior to moving back to Cleveland for an... read more

Zap Those Mosquitoes

Posted on 08/08/17 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Mosquito season is here. These pesky little creatures have lived on the earth for more than 100 million years and there are 3500 varieties, which are found on every continent. And while mosquitoes do bite and cause diseases, mosquitoes also contribute to a better world as a source of food source for fish, birds and amphibians, as well... read more