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Adopt a Low (Road) Salt Habit!

Posted on 12/01/14 by in Educational Outreach

You have probably heard that too much salt in your diet can be bad for your health but did you know that it can also be harmful for your local waterway? Road salt is the most commonly used de-icer and it contains sodium and chloride. This road salt is carried by melting snow and ice into local lakes, streams... read more

Stewardship is a habit not a single act.

Posted on 11/25/14 by in Storm Water Services

We are all connected. Our community is our watershed. Conserving, repairing, and protecting our watershed requires stewardship. Stewardship can be defined as the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District has helpful information on our website as well as a knowledgeable staff that are eager to... read more

Urban Infrastructure: The Human-Wildlife Perspective

Posted on 11/18/14 by in Educational Outreach

Urbanization is the process of transforming wild lands to better meet the needs of humans. What this usually consists of is clearing much of the native vegetation from the landscape and replacing it with grey infrastructure such as roads, and parking lots. An urban ecosystem can be thought of as a system influencing, and being constantly influenced by... read more

Tree Planting: What Does Right Look Like?

Posted on 11/12/14 by Brent in Educational Outreach

The onset of cooler weather has seen leaves turn to various shades of oranges, yellows, and reds which set the Fall forest ablaze with color. All too quickly though those colors faded marking the onset of wintery conditions and a period of dormancy for trees. The best time for planting a tree is during this dormancy period. I... read more

A Little Planning Now Can Save You A Lot of Trouble Later: Natural Resource Issues to Consider when Buying or Building a Home

Posted on 11/05/14 by Jared in Educational Outreach

Drainage Issues Causing Problems for a Homeowner

Part of what we do at Cuyahoga SWCD is to respond to landowner requests for assistance related to natural resource issues such as flooding, erosion and poor drainage. Sometimes there’s a relatively simple fix – stop mowing right up to the edge of the stream, for example. But other times a more complex, a.k.a. expensive, solution is required.... read more