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Life on Wetlands Edge: Science Summit Summary

Posted on 09/13/16 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Alexandra (Sasha) Bozimowski of CMU presents a slide using GIS mapping to demonstrate the length of the Great Lakes coastline

All of us here at Cuyahoga SWCD are passionate about the environment, and while we enjoy the benefit of working for what we love, we also make time in our personal lives to continue learning/giving back. This weekend I attended the Ohio Wetland Association Science Summit and this blog is a great location to share what we learn... read more

Think We’ve Been Experiencing More Flooding and Erosion the Past Decade? The Data Agrees With You.

Posted on 09/07/16 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Flooding along Abram Creek, February 28, 2011.

In my work as a watershed coordinator for Cuyahoga SWCD, I see and hear a lot of anecdotal evidence that Northeast Ohio has been experiencing more big storms that cause flooding and erosion over the past decade or so. On site visits to residential properties to assist with erosion problems, I’ll hear from long-time streamside property owners that... read more

My experience at StormCon 2016: Part 1 of 3

Posted on 08/31/16 by Brent in Storm Water Services

StormCon 2016 (Forester Media, Inc.)

I recently attended StormCon 2016 in Indianapolis, the national conference and exposition for surface water quality. I also had the opportunity to give a presentation about Cuyahoga SWCD’s stormwater program. For those that are regular followers of our blog you probably have a good idea of what Cuyahoga SWCD is up to. For the next couple of blog... read more

You can help Monarchs!!!

Posted on 08/24/16 by Ellen in Educational Outreach

Common Milkweed

Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognized butterflies throughout America. They make an amazing journey each year from Canada to Mexico. In the fall Monarch’s migrate from Canada to Mexico, and then in the spring they migrate from Mexico to Canada. During these times the Monarch breeds and lays their eggs on milkweed plants. Milkweed is the... read more

Nature's Secret Connections

Posted on 08/23/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

There are connections all around us. Some we know, like our extended family. Some we may not know as well, such as links from the past to the present. There are also connections we never see. Even though we may not be aware of them, connections in the natural world are of utmost importance to our well-being. The Pollinator... read more