Our annual meeting is a time to review and celebrate a year of putting conservation on the ground and to recognize the people who helped us make conservation happen. It is also a time for Cuyahoga County residents and landowners to vote for candidates to fill any open spots on the board. This year we have four great... read more

Trans-Canada Highway wildlife bridge in Banff National Park. Photo Credit: Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

As a biologist and animal lover the idea of wildlife crossings has always interested me. However, I haven't seen one in person to my knowledge and really haven't thought about it in a long time honesty. Then a few weeks ago I came across an article online talking about multiple states passing legislation this year that sets aside... read more

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

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

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


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