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Lake Erie: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted on 12/27/16 by Jared in Educational Outreach

Lake Erie sunset at Whiskey Island, Cleveland, OH.

During the holiday season, much of our focus is on giving and receiving gifts. However, during this exchange of gifts, one of our greatest gifts can often get overlooked: Lake Erie. Lake Erie is the 11th largest freshwater lake in the world. It is the shallowest, warmest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes. These facts set the... read more

Friends of Euclid Creek Announces Fourth Environmental Studies Scholarship

Posted on 12/20/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Do you know a high school senior or college student interested in or pursuing an environmental degree? If that student lives in or has lived in a Euclid Creek Watershed community we've got a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for you! Please take some time over the holiday break to get the word out about this great opportunity and/or to... read more

Urban Ag Patterns Emerge

Posted on 12/13/16 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Bricks found in Bay Branch Farm - Pic by Annabel Khouri

My name is Justin Husher, and I’m the new Horticulture Specialist for Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. My main task over the upcoming year is to write the Blueprint to Urban Agriculture. However, the additional bullet points of my job description could be summarized as helping urban growers to get better at growing and selling. To that... read more

Winter SCM Maintenance Do's and Don'ts

Posted on 12/06/16 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

When alternative snow piling locations aren't provided, snow storage in bioretention may happen. This can clog and compact the bioretention.

It's finally winter in Northeast Ohio and while snow may be covering your permeable paver parking lot and bioretention basins, that doesn't mean there aren't still maintenance considerations to be had. #1 Do NOT! store snow in/on your stormwater control measures. Get out and talk to your friendly plowing staff and let them know about the locations of any stormwater... read more

Reducing waste and treating stormwater

Posted on 11/29/16 by in Storm Water Services

A recent article in the trade publication Geosynthetics highlighted the use of synthetic turf for use in shoreline erosion control within a water sports park. Read GeoSynthetics article >> I thought this an interesting use for this material. How does this relate to reducing waste? The property north of the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District office is being... read more