Living In Harmony with Wildlife - The Misunderstood Virginia Opossum

Posted on 08/06/19 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Photo Credit: Stan Tekiela

The Virginia opossum is an often feared and misunderstood creature due to its strange appearance resembling a cuter version of a "Rodent of Unusual Size (R.O.U.S.)" with their naked tails and ears, sharp claws, and mouths full of pointy teeth. Although they may look the part they are not a rodent at all. They are actually a marsupial,... read more

Roundup: Recent Group Tours

Posted on 07/30/19 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Bus tour huddled under shelter...the tour must go on!

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District's has recently led two different green infrastructure tours. The first tour was by bicycle on 6/21/2019 as part of the Cuyahoga 50 celebration. The second tour was by bus on 7/30/2019 as part of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts 2019 Summer Supervisor School. The USEPA defines green infrastructure as... read more

Storm Sewers - What Do They Collect?

Posted on 07/23/19 by Carla in Storm Water Services

My postion with Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District involves inspecting stormwater control measures (wet and dry basins, bioretention areas, underground detention systems/units, etc.) for various communities throughout the County. I have the fun job of looking into numerous storm drains and pipes in order to assess the flow of water through this infrastructure. It’s truly amazing what I... read more

Garden journaling!

Posted on 07/16/19 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Wild Senna coming up early in the Spring, but blooms later in the summer

This year I am keeping an online facebook album of all the native plants in my garden to see what is blooming when and to get to know my plants better. That may sound odd to some but I admit to being in love with my gardens, as messy as they sometimes look. The systems that work together... read more

A Visual Guide to Our Pollinator Garden

Posted on 07/10/19 by in Urban Agriculture

View looking south of main pollinator garden.

Since installing our pollinator garden last year, people have come out of the woodwork to compliment us. Our primary goal was to create pollinator habitat; however, beautification was a close second. Often, those compliments come with the question, “what is that?” This blog will address that question in a pictorial form. Please scroll through the pictures, and watch... read more