Spotted Lanternfly life cycle

You may have heard about it, you may have seen social media posts or warnings at your local garden center, but it’s here: the dreaded Spotted Lanternfly! This invasive species (Lycorma delicatula) appeared near the CSWCD offices in downtown Cleveland. Our staff has been tackling the population as best we can, and it’s important that all residents of... read more

Garlic Mustard

Invasive plants threaten to take over our yards, parks, forests, and fields. Why are Invasive Plants harmful? They outcompete native plants that provide food and shelter to native wildlife. They grow quickly and cover or shade out native plants that support pollinators, birds, and beneficial insects. They cover the land with monocultures (all one species over vast areas) which reduces biodiversity. They can... read more

Ohio Stormwater Conference

Last week, the majority of the Cuyahoga SWCD staff attended the 2023 Ohio Stormwater Conference. The Ohio Stormwater Conference is an annual conference dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of comprehensive stormwater and watershed management for those dealing in all aspects of planning, design, implementation and regulatory compliance. This year’s conference was held May 10-12, 2023 at... read more

Drew Pearce has over 15 years of experience in the fields of environmental science, health, and regulatory compliance. As a Field Technician / Staff Scientist at ATC Group Services LLC (CMT Group and Environmental Group), Mr. Pearce conducted field inspections, construction materials testing/sampling, geotechnical investigations, and stormwater inspections at construction sites. As an Environmental Scientist at EnviroScience, Inc.... read more

embedded sediment, construction exit not working properly

Construction Entrances are an integral part of any construction site. They provide the function of knocking sediment off of the tires of vehicles leaving the site, thus preventing sediment from being tracked on to the roadways and ultimately running into the storm sewers. Sediment running into storm sewers can cause clogging and backups, as well as pollution of... read more


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