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Carbon is at the core of both climate change issues and soil health issues. Generally speaking, we need less carbon in our atmosphere, and more carbon in our soils. When we till, deforest and otherwise disturb our soils, carbon is released into the atmosphere. We can return carbon to the soil through practices such as cover crops, reforestation... read more

This crazy year of 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history. Books will be written, and tales of survival will be shared for years to come. So as the year ends, I want to reflect on these last twelve months at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. In hindsight we may not have anticipated how 2020 would... read more

Tis the season for snow and ice! These freezing temps call for salting our sidewalks and driveways. As a routine dog walker I understand and appreciate the use of salt, however it is more important than ever to make sure we use it appropriately. Even my dog, Marla, knows when a sidewalk is over-salted – she will purposely... read more

This red dyed volcano mulch makes it look like this tree is spewing lava!

Trees are incredible. They are beneficial to humans, wildlife, and the planet in multiple ways. Many trees can provide food for humans and wildlife. Many trees are used as housing and building frames, flooring, furniture, cardboard, or paper, and many of the products we use are either shipped in, or are stored in cardboard or paper. When you... read more

Cuyahoga SWCD has long promoted the installation of conservation projects such as tree planting, rain gardens, rain barrels, native plant gardens, cover crops and more to improve the health of Cuyahoga County's soil & water resources. In addition to educating the public about these practices, we have striven to reduce the barriers that may exist that prevent residents... read more

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