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A Day in the Life of a Stormwater Specialist and Nature Nerd

Posted on 04/19/22 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

Subdivision construction inspection. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

What is a typical day in the life of a Stormwater Specialist? Well, that's kind of a tough question to answer. One of the many things I love about my job is that every day is different and there is always so many different things going on, surprises, and unexpected adventures. I suppose there are two types of... read more

April is National Native Plant Month!

Posted on 04/12/22 by Amy in Educational Outreach

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE RESOLUTION 570 Designating April 2022 as ‘‘National Native Plant Month’’. Whereas native plants are indigenous species that have evolved and occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, and habitat; Whereas there are more than 17,000 native plant species in the United States, which include trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and wildflowers; Whereas native plants help prevent... read more

Spring Cleaning with Cuyahoga SWCD

Posted on 04/06/22 by Kristin in Educational Outreach

Green Yards and Healthy Homes

It’s that time of year! Birds are chirping. The weather’s warming and days are getting longer. Flowers and trees are starting to bloom. In Cuyahoga County, it’s also the time when we emerge from our winter hibernation, look around, and say “dang, this place could sure use a clean-up!” A Greener Clean at Home For many of us springtime is... read more

NOWCorps Environmental Service

Posted on 04/04/22 by Audrey in Educational Outreach

As a NOWCorps member, which is a branch of AmeriCorps I wear many hats at Cuyahoga Soil and Water. I am a service member and my duties range from tree plantings, educational outreach events, volunteer events, water quality monitoring and education, and much more! I am also a graduate student at Cleveland State University studying Environmental Science with... read more

What Does A Stormwater Specialist Do?

Posted on 03/22/22 by Chris in Storm Water Services

Me standing by an ephemeral stream right next to a home being built. The ephemeral stream is flowing due to a slightly rainy day and recent snow melt.

Earlier this year, a colleague brought up the idea of each of us sharing for one of our blog topics, what our role is at Cuyahoga SWCD. I immediately checked the date of my next blog post and was eager to begin typing away about what it is I do during the weekday nine to five… or, rather,... read more

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