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When you picture a creepy scene what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a graveyard, or a haunted house. Usually, these scenes are accompanied by bats, ghosts, and zombies. Often in the background insects and fungi abound. Long have these last two been associated with the more morose side of life, however, they could very well be the future... read more

With each dip of the net, the kids got more excited as the silt settled revealing wriggling dragonfly nymphs. I had taken a group of 75 fourth graders out of New York City upstate to an environmental education center. Some of them had never left the city. Many were a bit scared of spiders or bears or just... read more

Little Shop of Horrors - Feed Me Seymour. Photo Credit: FiveCraft - Sudden Changes/Feed Me (Git It)

It all started so innocently. Simply pondering a solution turned into an obsession. We try our best at Cuyahoga SWCD to practice the Three R's of Waste Management (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). For a long time, we were using a countertop compost bin in our kitchen. Well as many of you fellow countertop composters know, this led to an issue... read more

It is an incredible honor for me to step into the role of Executive Director at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. This is a role that aligns perfectly with my passion for the natural environment and sustainability, my background in municipal government, and my love of working with and for people. To introduce myself, I am a... read more

As year-end rapidly approaches, it also marks the bittersweet end of my professional environmental career. While I anticipate future opportunities to explore other options, my immediate plans include travel, volunteer opportunities, the Cleveland Hiking Club, and walking Coco (my grand dog)! That said, I want to reflect on the past year and the last twenty years and do... read more

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