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Living In Harmony with Wildlife - Coyotes

Posted on 02/14/17 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Coyote Couple.  Photo credit: Wolf Park

As today is Valentine's Day I thought I would talk about my furry Valentine, Coyotes (Canis latrans). These guys tend to get a bad rap, but really they are shy, beautiful, highly intelligent, and facinating creatures that prefer to keep to themselves rather than bother humans. However, with urban sprawl comes human/coyote interaction. This has never been so... read more

Stream Channel Infrastructure - Our Urban Legacy

Posted on 02/07/17 by Claire in Euclid Creek Watershed

NEORSD Repair Plan

WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE EUCLID CREEK E. 185TH STREET SPILLWAY? The term hydromidification in the stream world means to alter the natural flow of water through a landscape, and often takes the form of channel modification or channelization. Hydromodification is one of the primary sources of impairment in creeks, streams and other water bodies, especially in an urban watershed... read more

The lighter side of stormwater.

Posted on 01/31/17 by in Storm Water Services

Right now we are ankle to shin deep in frozen stormwater depending on what side of town you are living on. Snow plows are busy pushing snow into the corners of parking lots to wait for warmer temperatures. In other parts of the country recent storms have delivered much needed relief from on-going drought, filled reservoirs, and provided opportunities... read more

Lake Erie: Don't Waste It!

Posted on 01/24/17 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Lake Erie: Don’t Waste It Each year we have an outreach theme and 2017 focuses on waste that comes off the land and into our waterways. Everyone lives in a watershed, and in Cuyahoga County everyone lives in the Lake Erie watershed. Because of this watershed connection, our activities at home, at school, at work and throughout the community... read more

The Usefulness of Sedimentation

Posted on 01/10/17 by Brent in Storm Water Services

art by Kevin Hooyman

An opinion article called "What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet" written by Professor Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College popped up in my Facebook feed last weekend. It was published in the New York Times last Saturday 1/7/2016. The title sparked my interest right away. Having majored in English as an undergrad I still... read more