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Vote! Vote! Vote!

Posted on 10/06/20 by Megan in Storm Water Services

Sun setting on Lake Erie

Have you heard there is a big election this year? I’m sure you have! COVID-19 has touched every aspect of our lives in 2020, including the way many people are approaching the polls. I think the silver lining about this election year is that we are planning and preparing more than we have before. As we plan the... read more

Beauty or Beast

Posted on 09/29/20 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Mature Spotted Lanternfly - Lawrence Barringer & Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

The Beauty and the Beast is a wonderful story and a great story for all time. Unfortunately, sometimes beauty can be deceiving. If you take a look and learn about the Spotted Lanternfly and the Tree of Heaven, you will see why. As far as plants or bugs go, these two are nice looking (yes, beauty is in... read more

Recycle Your Leaves

Posted on 09/22/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Fall is here and before we know it the leaves will be falling as we transition from summer to winter. This year we would like to encourage you to consider recycling your leaves rather than piling them at the curb for city pick up. In nature, leaves are left on the forest floor to be decomposed by worms, bacteria,... read more

That Sure Was a Big Rain, Wasn’t It… Wasn’t It?

Posted on 09/16/20 by Jared in Educational Outreach

A bioretention cell takes water from the street during the Labor Day storm.

Like most other residents of Cuyahoga County, I was bombarded by phone alerts, social media posts and radio reports of heavy rain and flash flooding on Labor Day morning. I even had to take a detour on my way home from a short shopping trip due to flooding in the Jennings Rd./Harvard Ave. area. Unlike most other residents of... read more

Crappiest Dog Contest wrap up

Posted on 09/08/20 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Why the heck would we ever have a contest about dogs pooping? Well, because I've been in education for over 25 years and I know you have to mix it up a bit to get a message across. And besides, I'm gross sometimes. Also, I don't own a dog and I giggle every time I see a dog in that... read more