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Taking Steps in Your Yard to Help Lake Erie

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with our local watershed groups and communities, has initiated a Watershed Champion Program to encourage residents to adopt watershed friendly habits in their own yards.

A watershed is an area of land that drains rain and snow to a common body of water such as a stream, river, or lake. Our landscape is made up of interconnected watersheds that do not always follow our municipal boundaries. Did you know that Cuyahoga County lies in multiple watersheds? Find out which watershed you live in and where the water on your property ends up using this watershed map.

All water from Cuyahoga County eventually runs into Lake Erie, our source of drinking water.

What we do on the land directly impacts our water. We are asking you to pledge to take at least four watershed friendly actions in your yard and community to earn a Watershed Champion sign for your yard and help spread the word about these watershed friendly habits to your neighbors.

Some examples actions include:

  • Installing a rain barrel
  • Reducing or eliminating the use of chemicals on your lawn
  • Adding native plants to the edge of the creek
  • Joining your local watershed group
  • Volunteering at plantings or stream clean-up events

The pledges are available online here.

Questions can be directed to our Watershed Program Managers and Coordinator. Take the pledge and earn your Watershed Champion sign today!

Blog author: Elizabeth Hiser, Euclid Creek Watershed Program Manager

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