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Salting Sensibly

Posted on 12/15/20 by Megan in Educational Outreach

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

The Need for Trees to Be Planted Properly

Posted on 12/08/20 by Chris in Storm Water Services

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

Introducing the Cuyahoga SWCD Conservation Action Grant & Scholarship Fund!

Posted on 12/01/20 by Jared in Educational Outreach

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

Illegal Dumping. See Something? Say Something!

Posted on 11/24/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

As Cuyahoga County residents, you are the eyes for our local waterways and Lake Erie. On October 14th an illegal discharge from the Mobil station on 185th into Euclid Creek was identified. What went right? The observer notified local authorities and the fire station and HAZMAT team were able to quickly identify the discharge and alert Ohio EPA. All... read more

You Are Not Going Crazy; The Sky Does Change Color.

Posted on 11/17/20 by Jakob in Educational Outreach

A Particularly Blue Sky in October

As I was sitting looking out the window one mid-October day, I noticed that the sky seemed to be exceptionally blue. My roommate walked by, and as if he could tell what I was thinking, asked, “Does the sky look bluer to you than normal in the fall?”. This struck me because in my mind I had always... read more