Top 10…no wait, 22 of 2022 at Cuyahoga SWCD

Posted on 01/20/23 by Kristin in Educational Outreach

Top 10…no wait, 22 of 2022 at Cuyahoga SWCD As we wrap up 2022 and look back on the year, we started to jot down highlights of all that we’ve accomplished at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD). What started as a top 10 list quickly turned into a top 15, which quickly turned into a top 20.... read more

The Penultimate Countdown for Bradford Pear

Posted on 12/13/22 by Kate in Euclid Creek Watershed

Bradford Pear flowers - photo credit MichiganFlora.net

I’ve had a countdown on my phone for a while now counting down to January 7, 2023. It’s not some belated New Year’s Eve party, not my birthday or an anniversary, but to something I’ve been calling “the end of Bradford Pears." In September of 2014, the Ohio General Assembly granted the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) the exclusive... read more

A Missed Urban Park Opportunity -- In My Opinion

Posted on 12/07/22 by Chris in Educational Outreach

View of the beautiful downtown Cleveland skyline from the center of the southern boundary of the site off the eastern side of Carter Rd.

I know this blog will be a tough one for me to write. Additionally, I know that this blog contains ideas which some people will not agree with. However, these ideas are just the way I feel. The vacant land on Scranton Peninsula in Cleveland should not be turned into apartments, but rather, a park. This park would have... read more

What Can an Acorn Grub Teach Us About Trees?

Posted on 11/29/22 by Tim in Educational Outreach

An acorn grub emerges.  Photo by Lake County Forest Preserves in Lake County, IL.

There is something both exciting and terrifying about watching an acorn grub wiggle its way out of an acorn. (If you haven’t had a chance to see this small wonder, blogger Carol Doeringer has posted a video in this blog entry). The first time students see an acorn grub they often scream. However, after I reassure them from... read more

Winter Maintenance for Permeable Pavements

Posted on 11/15/22 by Lauren in Storm Water Services

Permeable Pavers with clean aggregate filled to the top. Check out the space in between bricks for debris or for low spots where stone has washed out.

Waking up to a gentle dusting of frost on the ground this week has gotten our office excited for upcoming snowy weather activities – and those of us on the Stormwater Team are eager to talk about preparing your stormwater control measures for the winter! One stormwater feature that gets hit the hardest during a typical Ohio winter is... read more


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