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Floodplain Restoration: Back to Nature

Posted on 08/24/21 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Royalton Farms (Rocky River) Restoration

This past week, Tropical Storm Henri crashed into Rhode Island and socked the Northeast. A record-breaking storm that deposited 17 inches of rain in one day, led to devastating floods and another strong storm took 22 lives in Tennessee. In July and closer to home, people had to be rescued when flooding inundated (and not for the first... read more

What's in Your Stream? Join our Monitoring Program to Find Out!

Posted on 08/20/21 by Meg in Cahoon and Porter Creeks Watershed

Want to find out what's in your stream? Join our Citizen Science Monitoring program and be the first line of defense for a river near you! Volunteers only need to complete one two-hour training workshop and then receive all the necessary materials and instructions to independently monitor on their own schedule - weekends, evenings, whenever works for you!.... read more

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)

Posted on 08/17/21 by Brent in Storm Water Services

On August 9, 2021 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) stating as "unequivocable" and "established fact" that "human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land." This is a departure from previous assessment reports that hedged on the overall influence of human action as it related to climate change. UN Secretary-General... read more

Living In Harmony with Wildlife: Cottontail Rabbit

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

Eastern Cottiontail Rabbit. Photo Credit: Mass Audubon

Little bunny Foo Foo I don't want to see you hopping through my garden and chomping on my plants. These little mammals are super cute and I grew up with them as pets, but those rascally rabbits can also wreak havoc on our plants and vegetables. These little native critters are well adapted for survival here and will... read more

Teaching to the Choir

Posted on 07/27/21 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Educating the public about the environment we live in and the steps they can take to restore it and keep it healthy is a big part of our mission. We work with all different types of audiences with varying amounts of knowledge and concern about water quality, urban tree canopy, and soil health. One of my favorite parts... read more

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