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Insights from our Natural Resources/Education Intern

Posted on 10/31/17 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Stormwater maintenance inspection - poppin' manholes

Prior to beginning my internship with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (CSWCD), I was a fly-fishing guide in northeastern Utah on the Green River. I referred to the river as “my office,” which had an ever-changing view of red rock canyons, crystal clear water and wildlife. During my time on the Green River, a plan was proposed... read more

It's National Bat Week - #Save the Bats!

Posted on 10/24/17 by Claire in Euclid Creek Watershed

https://www.facebook.com/savebats

In recognition of National Bat Week, this week from October 26-November 1, we are sharing a very important partner’s information about bat conservation and education. A group, the Organization for Bat Conservation, located in Pontiac, Michigan is doing phenomenal work to education people in our region about bats. They lauched a #SaveTheBats campaign to mobilize people to become... read more

Larger Common Plans of Development

Posted on 10/20/17 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Original conditions of the block

It is very well known the development community that projects over 1 acre in size are eligible for coverage under the Ohio EPA Construction General Permit #OHC000004 to control stormwater as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Less well known is the larger common plan of development provision of that permit. It specifies that; “Construction... read more

A Plastic World

Posted on 10/10/17 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Plastics were invented in 1907 and they are most commonly derived from petrochemicals. Due to their relatively low cost and versatility, plastics replaced many traditional materials and are used for a huge variety of purposes. As wonderful as plastic has been, the world is now faced with adverse environmental effects. Certainly plastics play an important role in society; however... read more

High School Students Will Showcase Environmental Skills

Posted on 10/02/17 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Brush High School, 2017 winner CEI category

The 2018 Area 2 Envirothon will be held on April 26, 2018 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. This year's event is hosted by the Cuyahoga and Portage County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The regional competition is free, lunch is provided and some funds will be available for transportation, substitute teachers or other costs. Envirothon participation is an important... read more