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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

Turning the Page: Our New Identity

Posted on 09/22/14 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The past thirteen years has resulted in significant growth for the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. Our historical assistance in providing conservation education and technical assistance related to erosion and sediment control and pollution prevention has become more important than ever. Since 2003, our agency has collaborated with twenty-five communities within the county to deliver conservation programs... read more