Adapting to Change

Posted on 05/05/20 by Megan in Storm Water Services

Tire filled trench - before

Here at Cuyahoga SWCD we are adapting to the changes and challenges of our current reality, as is everyone. In our adapted work routine, we are still able to do field work and conduct inspections. We have assigned vehicles and limit our meetings to the outdoors while adhering to the 6 ft. distance requirement. I am very fortunate... read more


Posted on 04/28/20 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Last year we celebrated 50 years of water quality improvements for the Cuyahoga River and last week we celebrated 50 years of Earth Day and we also we celebrated Arbor Day. This week, conservation districts across the country are celebrating Stewardship Week. Stewardship Week provides opportunities for thousands of dedicated conservationists to organize outreach events and educational learning experiences... read more

From Conservationist to Gardener

Posted on 04/21/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Grams Garden

Growing up, my grandparents were known for having green thumbs, I, however, was not. No matter how easy a plant was to care for, it was destined for the compost bin. I was always fascinated by my grandmother’s window full of cactus and succulents, and we all enjoyed the fresh vegetables, strawberries, and cherries straight from the back... read more

Conservation in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on 04/14/20 by Jared in Educational Outreach

April is Earth Month. And it's Ohio's very first Native Plant Month. April is home to Earth Day (April 22), Arbor Day (April 24) and the National Association of Conservation Districts Stewardship Week (April 26-May 3). And most years, that means April is also full of fun events focused on planting trees, building rain barrels and fun educational... read more

Misconception About Bioretention

Posted on 04/08/20 by Chris in Storm Water Services

Erosion rill from concentrated surface flows causing sediment accumulation by the bioretention basin.

On March 10th and 11th, I attended an Inspection and Maintenance Certification Course for Stormwater Control Measures in Ohio. This course taught me many essential installation and long-term post-installation maintenance issues for detention basins, wetlands, swales, permeable pavers, green roofs, and bioretention basins. One debate all of us taking the class had was, if perimeter controls are used (such... read more