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Urban Infrastructure: The Human-Wildlife Perspective

Posted on 11/18/14 by in Educational Outreach

Urbanization is the process of transforming wild lands to better meet the needs of humans. What this usually consists of is clearing much of the native vegetation from the landscape and replacing it with grey infrastructure such as roads, and parking lots. An urban ecosystem can be thought of as a system influencing, and being constantly influenced by... read more

Tree Planting: What Does Right Look Like?

Posted on 11/12/14 by Brent in Educational Outreach

The onset of cooler weather has seen leaves turn to various shades of oranges, yellows, and reds which set the Fall forest ablaze with color. All too quickly though those colors faded marking the onset of wintery conditions and a period of dormancy for trees. The best time for planting a tree is during this dormancy period. I... read more

A Little Planning Now Can Save You A Lot of Trouble Later: Natural Resource Issues to Consider when Buying or Building a Home

Posted on 11/05/14 by Jared in Educational Outreach

Drainage Issues Causing Problems for a Homeowner

Part of what we do at Cuyahoga SWCD is to respond to landowner requests for assistance related to natural resource issues such as flooding, erosion and poor drainage. Sometimes there’s a relatively simple fix – stop mowing right up to the edge of the stream, for example. But other times a more complex, a.k.a. expensive, solution is required.... read more

Mulching the leaves isn’t a trick, it’s a treat for your lawn!

Posted on 10/29/14 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Chances are you will be mowing your lawn for the last time this month. Be sure to mulch leaves with a lawn mower. Leaves provide nutrients for healthy soil, more of nature’s fertilizer. Did you know that mulching leaves into a lawn reduces dandelions by 60% according to a study at Michigan State?Fall is... read more

Restoration Planting in Highland Heights

Posted on 10/21/14 by Claire in Euclid Creek Watershed

Chris Vild on City of Beachwood, gives a proper planting demonstration to the group.

On October 11, Euclid Creek Watershed Program partners had our final big outreach event of the year. FOEC, West Creek Conservancy, and Cuyahoga SWCD protected a beautiful 12-acre wooded site adjacent to the Highland Heights Community Park in July with Clean Ohio funding. The site has headwater tributaries to Euclid Creek running through it and sensitive wetlands, but... read more