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Seasons of Backyard Conservation: Fall

Posted on 10/05/21 by Jared in Educational Outreach

That evening chill is back. Leaves are beginning their annual change from green to shades of yellow, orange and red. And pumpkin spice-flavored goodies dominate local menus, ads and social media feeds. Yes, autumn has returned to Northeast Ohio. And with this change of seasons comes exciting opportunities for backyard conservationists to improve soil health, provide wildlife and pollinator habitat, and... read more

Time to Team Up!

Posted on 09/28/21 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

2017 Brush HS

In 2022, both our Area 2 and state Envirothon competitions will be held in Northeast Ohio. And the 2022 international NCF Envirothon will be held on July 24 - 30 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Envirothon is an international, academic, outdoor competition for high school students, which is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in... read more

Enough with the Invasive Plants, Shrubs and Trees!

Posted on 09/21/21 by Chris in Educational Outreach

Amur honeysuckle

My first Blog here with Cuyahoga SWCD two-and-a-half years ago, was about how people should just say "no" to purchasing non-native plants, shrubs, and trees. Additionally, people should demand that big box stores and nurseries sell only native vegetation (for outdoor use) in the region they are located. My personal opinion on this matter has only grown stronger... read more

What Do We Owe Each Other?

Posted on 09/08/21 by Amy in Educational Outreach

https://uxdesign.cc/what-do-we-owe-to-each-other-386002b35483

On July 6, I posted a blog titled Who Cares Anyway? but I think the real question is What Do We Owe Each Other? Unless you are a philosophy student, you may not have heard of contractualism or T.M. Scanlon's book "What We Owe to Each Other?" Neither had I until I saw The Good Place and Chidi gave... read more

Tree Roots - How Do They Grow?

Posted on 09/01/21 by Colleen in Educational Outreach

Uprooted tree. Photo courtesy of TLCforTrees.info

In my last blog, I looked at tree conflicts that are above ground. In this blog, I will examine the root system of trees and some of the challenges they often face. A few months ago, I was walking in the woods with my daughter, and we saw a huge tree that was uprooted with the roots fully exposed.... read more

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