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Don't be a Drip - Fix that Leak!

Posted on 09/25/18 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

But it’s only a few drops..... In high traffic areas, those drops add up quick. Your car contains fluids that allow it to function properly. When these fluids leak, much bigger problems may occur. Fixing a small leak now may prevent big car repair bills in the future. Fluids in your car can be extremely toxic. Fix your leaks so children... read more

Monarch Migration Madness

Posted on 09/19/18 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Monarchs feeding on Snakeroot at Wildwood Park, 9/12/2018.  Photo Credit: Larraine Parker

One of the most amazing migrations is occurring right now! During the month of September monarch butterflies embark on one of the longest migrations of all of the butterflies, traveling from Canada to Mexico (2,000 - 3,000 miles). Because the distance is so great they depend highly on nectar corridors for food and rest. Cleveland just so happens... read more

Useful Resources for Property Research

Posted on 09/18/18 by Brent in Storm Water Services

USDA - Web Soil Survey

Cuyahoga SWCD provides technical assistance to landowners within Cuyahoga County as part of our countywide mission. When a property owner contacts Cuyahoga SWCD staff listen to the concern and work with the property owner to fully understand the situation. Part of our research includes consulting a myriad of resources that provide valuable context. The following is a list... read more

Solar Roadways

Posted on 09/05/18 by Carla in Educational Outreach

Image: https://www.marketstrategies.com/blog/2017/02/are-solar-roads-coming-to-your-utility-territory/

We live in a world where a new technology is popping up almost every other minute. From the latest I-phone version to medical advancements such as in utero heart operations, the world as we know it is changing. One of the coolest ideas I recently heard is solar roadways. Yes, solar panels... read more

A Primer on Agroforestry vs. Forest Farming vs. Food Forests

Posted on 08/28/18 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Forest Farmer with big trees removed and persimmons improved.

The terms agroforestry, forest farming, and food forest get used often in conjunction. Although they sound synonymous, in fact they are related terms that have distinctly different definitions and practices. In today’s blog, we explore these terms. Agroforestry is a USDA term. According to the USDA, “agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal... read more