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April/May Showers Bring May Flowers & Stormwater Issues

Posted on 05/04/21 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

Erosion control matting on a hill for permanent stabilization. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

April/May showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring stormwater control issues on construction sites. Spring rains and thunderstorms are now upon us and this means construction site supervisors need to plan for large rain events. Supervisors, don't just be reactive after the storm, be proactive and get ahead of it in order to minimize... read more

Devil Thy Name is Expanded Polystyrene Foam

Posted on 04/27/21 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

You might be a stream cleanup fan if your holiday gift to yourself is a Woodsy the Owl T-shirt.

Alternative Titles: Litter Picking Lessons Learned While Walking Buckeye the Dog, Litterati: A Lesson in Material and Brand, Let's Talk Trash I have had a passion for clean water and have been concerned about litter for as far back as I can remember (I recall a very over the top anti-litter video made with my 5th grade friends in... read more

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Posted on 04/20/21 by Jakob in Urban Agriculture

Tree Pick Up at Cuyahoga Soil & Water

Think of a Tree. It could be a specific tree that is important to you. Maybe one that you pass on your way to work, or one that was in your grandparent’s backyard growing up. What tree was it? For me it was a huge weeping willow in my grandparent’s backyard growing up. It provided shade for the... read more

Where is bebe's chamber?.......in a milk jug.

Posted on 04/13/21 by Amy in Educational Outreach

In January I posted a blog called I Feel the Need - The Need for Seed. The need for seed is now the need for patience. Patience to watch my seeds grow into bebe plants!! Back in January I made 22 milk jug greenhouses and am now seeing the fruits of my labor (but no fruit as I... read more

Online Mapping Resources for Landowners and Armchair Conservationists

Posted on 04/06/21 by Jared in Educational Outreach

CUyahoga County Greenprint Viewer

Everyone knows about Google Maps and Google Earth, but did you know that there are a wealth of natural resources and conservation-related mapping resources available for free online? Watershed boundaries, water quality data, soil maps and data, well logs, aerial imagery both old and new, tree canopy – all available at your fingertips! Here are a few of the... read more

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