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Living in Harmony with Wildlife - Bird Migrations & Light Pollution

Posted on 09/21/16 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Birds trapped in the

Fall brings cooler weather, gorgeously colored foliage, pumpkins, apple cider and it is the time when many bird species migrate south for the winter. This is a very difficult time for these birds. Their long trip south requires a lot of energy and timing is critical for survival. Many bird species migrate at night and these birds depend... read more

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