So You Want to Buy a House: Natural Resource Issues to Consider when Buying or Building a Home

Posted on 05/18/22 by Jared in Educational Outreach

Even small headwater streams can cause problems for improperly-sited buildings.

Part of what we do at Cuyahoga SWCD is to respond to landowner requests for assistance related to natural resource issues such as flooding, erosion and poor drainage. Sometimes there’s a relatively simple fix – stop mowing right up to the edge of the stream, for example. But other times a more complex, a.k.a. expensive, solution is required.... read more

A Day in the Life, from a Riparian Buffer's Perspective

Posted on 05/11/22 by Meg in Rocky River Watershed

The wider the buffer, the more effective it will be, but every little bit helps!

What is a Riparian Buffer? Why do they matter? The riparian area is the land alongside a stream or river that directly affects—or is affected by — the water. A riparian buffer is a green corridor along a river or stream that separates the water from surrounding land uses. Healthy riparian buffers contain trees, shrubs, and other vegetation that... read more

A Day (or year) in the Life of a Stormwater Education Program Manager

Posted on 05/03/22 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Project Plant It Lesson

Where do you work? What do you do? I hear that a lot because I've been educating people about conservation issues and practicing stewardship in a variety of roles for quite some time. It can be difficult to separate what I do for fun with what I do for work - not a bad problem! It started when I... read more

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


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