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Modeling Good Behavior

Posted on 11/13/18 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Enviroscape

Some people learn best by seeing how things work. While it’s not always possible to see the consequences of our behaviors in real time, we can use models to bring issues down to a scale we can observe. Cuyahoga SWCD has some models that we can bring to a school or presentation to demonstrate processes like erosion, the... read more

Living In Harmony with Wildlife: Canadian Geese

Posted on 11/10/18 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Canadian Geese in stormwater pond. Photo Credit: Tri-State Wildlife Management

Canadian geese are a large impressive bird when you take a close look at them. They mate for life and are attentive, protective parents as you may have noticed if you've ever gotten too close. They even use the nanny system. I will admit I do love when the hatchlings arrive. But those adorable little baby fuzzies grow... read more

Don't Guess, Soil Test

Posted on 10/30/18 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Example of University of Massachusetts soil test report

So, you’re tomato vines are 10 foot tall, but aren’t producing tomatoes. Or, you’re blueberries just keep croaking. Perhaps, leaf margins on your favorite ornamental tree are pale yellow, while the veins are dark green. In the world of Ag, we have a saying, “Don’t Guess, Soil Test.” When people ask me what’s wrong with their plant, my typical... read more

Construction Starts at Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation

Posted on 10/24/18 by Elizabeth in Euclid Creek Watershed

8th Grade Streambank Stabilization Model

We’ve broken ground on the Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation Stream Restoration Project! The project is in the City of Willoughby Hills in Lake County in the Euclid Creek Watershed at the headwaters of the East Branch of Euclid Creek. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District received a $156,462 grant through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Section 319... read more

A New Watershed Specialist and a New Watershed Planning Effort

Posted on 10/19/18 by Jared in Cahoon and Porter Creeks Watershed

https://cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2018/10/30/cahoon-creek--frontal-lake-erie-watershed-plan-open-house

Cuyahoga SWCD is excited to introduce the newest member of our Watershed Team - Jaimie Johnson! In her role as Watershed Specialist, Jaimie is responsible for the development and implementation of a watershed plan for the Cahoon Creek - Frontal Lake Erie Watershed. She will also provide project-specific assistance to Cuyahoga SWCD's Euclid Creek and Rocky River Watershed... read more