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Soil Stabilization in Residential Subdivisions

Posted on 11/05/19 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Basic landscaping (permanent stabilization) installed by homeowner.

The Ohio Construction General Permit #OHC000005 requires exposed soil to be stabilized with vegetative treatments, grass seed and straw mulch, within specific timeframes. The two types of vegetative stabilization, temporary and permanent, are used on exposed soil minimize the chance of erosion and the discharge of sediment-laden runoff from the jobsite. The Ohio Rainwater and Land Development... read more

Beginner's Guide to Conservation Easements

Posted on 10/29/19 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

A huge brush pile in a conservation easement.

One of the less talked about aspects of our job at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is that we hold a number of conservation easements. Subsequently, we monitor these easements on an annual basis. To understand what we are monitoring for and what this job entails, we must first understand what a conservation easement is. Conservationeasement.us defines a... read more

Stormwater Awareness Week

Posted on 10/22/19 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Stormwater Awareness WeekOctober 20-26, 2019 Stormwater Awareness Week is a regional effort that encourages communities (and the groups that care about them) to raise stormwater awareness via newsletters and social media posts, or with fun and educational events. Most people don't think about stormwater unless it negatively affects them thru flooding or erosion. There is an intricate system below our... read more

Leave the Leaves!

Posted on 10/15/19 by Chris in Educational Outreach

It’s nearing that time of year again where many of us will be busting out our rakes and leaf blowers, and spending countless hours of time to get the leaves off our yard and onto the tree lawn. From there, the leaves will eventually get sucked into a giant truck and taken to a place to be composted... read more

We Have Come a Long Way

Posted on 10/01/19 by Janine in Educational Outreach

On Monday, October 21, the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District will celebrate its 70th year of providing technical assistance to landowners about good conservation practices. Formed in 1949, we have inspired and empowered residents, businesses and communities to protect and restore the health of our shared soil and water resources. As our county’s first environmental agency, we... read more