Scary SCMs

Posted on 10/26/21 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

What scares our stormwater inspectors more than ghosts and goblins? Stormwater control measures (SCMs) in need of major maintenance. In this blog we share a few of our more dreadful maintenance issues and our suggested solutions. Trash & Debris Issue: This is the number one trick when it comes to our stormwater control measures. Inspectors can't help but be terrified... read more

Discovering the Land!

Posted on 10/11/21 by Carla in Educational Outreach

Map Showing Explorer Routes                   (Photo Credit:studentsofhistory.com)

Today is both Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day! This is the first year a U.S. president has officially recognized Indigenous People's Day. It's a big deal because for years they were not honored for their contributions and discoveres to American society. They faced forced assimilation and a host of violence for many years. They were the first here,... read more

Seasons of Backyard Conservation: Fall

Posted on 10/05/21 by Jared in Educational Outreach

That evening chill is back. Leaves are beginning their annual change from green to shades of yellow, orange and red. And pumpkin spice-flavored goodies dominate local menus, ads and social media feeds. Yes, autumn has returned to Northeast Ohio. And with this change of seasons comes exciting opportunities for backyard conservationists to improve soil health, provide wildlife and pollinator habitat, and... read more

Time to Team Up!

Posted on 09/28/21 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

2017 Brush HS

In 2022, both our Area 2 and state Envirothon competitions will be held in Northeast Ohio. And the 2022 international NCF Envirothon will be held on July 24 - 30 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Envirothon is an international, academic, outdoor competition for high school students, which is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in... read more

Enough with the Invasive Plants, Shrubs and Trees!

Posted on 09/21/21 by Chris in Educational Outreach

Amur honeysuckle

My first Blog here with Cuyahoga SWCD two-and-a-half years ago, was about how people should just say "no" to purchasing non-native plants, shrubs, and trees. Additionally, people should demand that big box stores and nurseries sell only native vegetation (for outdoor use) in the region they are located. My personal opinion on this matter has only grown stronger... read more


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