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Go Native This Spring

Posted on 03/03/15 by Jared in Educational Outreach

Converting a portion of your lawn to a native flower garden is a beautiful way to reduce runoff.

Spring is just around the corner – I promise! – which means it’s time to start our yard and garden planning. Did you know that by choosing plants native to northeast Ohio for our landscapes, we can reduce erosion, filter pollutants, create much-needed habitat for wildlife – especially pollinators like butterflies and native bees, all while watering and... read more

Road Salt Impacting our Waterways - What You Can Do To Help

Posted on 02/24/15 by Claire in Euclid Creek Watershed

Conductivity (road salt) levels in the Euclid Creek increase in winter months and decrease in summer, mirroring winter salting practices

As the 2015 Year of Clean Water kicks off and the February arctic blast continues to wreak havoc on our lives – it’s important to think beyond our own homes, driveways, sidewalks, and side streets to our creeks and streams and the aquatic life below. While nutrients like phosphorous have taken the headlines most recently with Toledo’s drinking... read more

What to do with doo? Pick up your poo!

Posted on 02/18/15 by in Storm Water Services

It is that time of year again where most of us long for the arrival of spring and begin planning for outdoor activities. The first time we can see our lawns and grass in the local parks is when we see the unsightly reminder of what we have been neglecting all winter. The little brown blossoms that are... read more

The Earth's Skin

Posted on 02/09/15 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The Earth has a thin outermost layer or skin and that skin is soil! Whether just inches thick or a few feet thick, soil functions to keep the planet in balance. Furthermore, it is amazing substance--a complex mix of minerals, air, water, countless organisms and decaying remains of once-living things. To say soil is the foundation of life... read more

How To Test Your Garden's Soil

Posted on 02/03/15 by in Educational Outreach

If your garden's soil has never been tested, now is the perfect time. Testing your gardens can help determine the amount of nutrients and the pH level. It’s an inexpensive way to maintain plant health and maximum crop productivity. Testing will indicate whether you need to apply more or less fertilizer to your soil, keeping your garden and... read more