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Roundup: Recent Group Tours

Posted on 07/30/19 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Bus tour huddled under shelter...the tour must go on!

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District's has recently led two different green infrastructure tours. The first tour was by bicycle on 6/21/2019 as part of the Cuyahoga 50 celebration. The second tour was by bus on 7/30/2019 as part of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts 2019 Summer Supervisor School. The USEPA defines green infrastructure as... read more

Storm Sewers - What Do They Collect?

Posted on 07/23/19 by Carla in Storm Water Services

My postion with Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District involves inspecting stormwater control measures (wet and dry basins, bioretention areas, underground detention systems/units, etc.) for various communities throughout the County. I have the fun job of looking into numerous storm drains and pipes in order to assess the flow of water through this infrastructure. It’s truly amazing what I... read more

Garden journaling!

Posted on 07/16/19 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Wild Senna coming up early in the Spring, but blooms later in the summer

This year I am keeping an online facebook album of all the native plants in my garden to see what is blooming when and to get to know my plants better. That may sound odd to some but I admit to being in love with my gardens, as messy as they sometimes look. The systems that work together... read more

A Visual Guide to Our Pollinator Garden

Posted on 07/10/19 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

View looking south of main pollinator garden.

Since installing our pollinator garden last year, people have come out of the woodwork to compliment us. Our primary goal was to create pollinator habitat; however, beautification was a close second. Often, those compliments come with the question, “what is that?” This blog will address that question in a pictorial form. Please scroll through the pictures, and watch... read more

“When I bought this house 20 years ago, you could hop across the creek out back. Now it’s a so deep and wide that I can’t even wade across it.”

Posted on 07/02/19 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

“When I bought this house 20 years ago, you could hop across the creek out back. Now it’s a so deep and wide that I can’t even wade across it.” If I had a dollar for every time I’d heard that on a landowner assistance site visit… But why does this happen, and why is it happening now, all throughout... read more