We need YOU to collect Common Milkweed pods!

Posted on 09/13/22 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Earlier today, I was recording a podcast for EcoSpeaks CLE. I was fortunate to be asked to be on in the Spring to talk about shrinking your lawn and again to talk about the monarch migration and our collection of Common Milkweed pods. Be sure to listen in next Tuesday, September 20th when it airs. You can listen... read more

Recharging and Reconnecting: Reflecting on the CSWCD 2022 Staff Retreat

Posted on 09/09/22 by Kristin in Educational Outreach

On August 26th, the Cuyahoga Soil & Water staff gathered at the Cleveland Metroparks’ Canalway Center for the District’s first annual staff retreat. The retreat gave staff an opportunity to get out of the office, get to know their co-workers a little better, and reconnect to the great work we do at Cuyahoga SWCD. While our busy work... read more

Maintaining Permanent Stormwater Control Measures

Posted on 09/02/22 by Chris in Storm Water Services

Trees such as cottonwood poplar and staghorn sumac growing on the slopes.  Invasive phragmites are observed within the bottom of this detention basin.

Each spring and summer for the past three years, I have done annual “long-term operations and maintenance inspections” of permanent stormwater control measures. In other words, an inspection of detention and retention basins, bioretention basins, underground detention systems, green roofs, and permeable pavers, to ensure they are being maintained and are properly functioning. While there are a few... read more

Highlights from my Year of Service

Posted on 08/09/22 by Kipp in Educational Outreach

A YSI probe measuring dissolved oxygen

As an Americorps/NOWCorps member, I am faced with variety on a near daily basis. Some days are slow, some days are fast, but no matter what I do in a day, it’s worthwhile in one way or another. The slow days are a part of both service and work, and you just have to take them as they... read more

How Trees Keep us From Boiling Alive

Posted on 07/27/22 by Meg in Educational Outreach

Not “literally” boiling us alive but, hey, I needed a clickbait title. Besides, during these humid, hot, days doesn’t it feel a bit like we’re all lobsters in a tank? But I’ve got a challenge for you all – if you have a thermometer (a candy thermometer, cooking thermometer, laser thermometer or even that thermometer on your... read more


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