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Stormwater Awareness WeekOctober 20-26, 2019 Stormwater Awareness Week is a regional effort that encourages communities (and the groups that care about them) to raise stormwater awareness via newsletters and social media posts, or with fun and educational events. Most people don't think about stormwater unless it negatively affects them thru flooding or erosion. There is an intricate system below our... read more

It’s nearing that time of year again where many of us will be busting out our rakes and leaf blowers, and spending countless hours of time to get the leaves off our yard and onto the tree lawn. From there, the leaves will eventually get sucked into a giant truck and taken to a place to be composted... read more

On Monday, October 21, the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District will celebrate its 70th year of providing technical assistance to landowners about good conservation practices. Formed in 1949, we have inspired and empowered residents, businesses and communities to protect and restore the health of our shared soil and water resources. As our county’s first environmental agency, we... read more

Storm drain stenciling activity

The phrase “Only rain down the drain” is a saying people have been hearing for quite a while. The catchy little rhyme is a way to educate people about the illegal dumping of waste products down sewer drains and stormwater drains. The idea that waste should not be dumped down drains is so intertwined with clean water that... read more

One of many Monarch's seen in Seven Hills. Photo by: Megan Smith

Dragonflies, butterflies, and birds – oh my! As the summer comes to an end and the weather shifts, we are seeing a lot of migrants make their way across our Lake Erie. Most notably I have seen a lot of press about the dragonflies and Monarchs. Dragonfly migration takes place every spring and summer. Like the Monarchs, the dragonfly... read more