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An Update on the Euclid Shoreline Trail Phase 1

Posted on 02/18/20 by Megan in Storm Water Services

Paved portion of the trail (facing east).

As part of my role on the stormwater team I do active construction site inspections. The construction sites are located throughout Cuyahoga County and, for the most part, are very similar in nature – either a city site surrounded by buildings or a suburban site in a residential area. However, I have one site that has an incredible... read more

BYOB!

Posted on 02/12/20 by Janine in Educational Outreach

It is a party of a different kind and you are invited to join us as we celebrate the county-wide initiative to help reduce the insidious amount of plastic pollution! If you have ever participated in stream or neighborhood cleanups, you understand the problem with plastics, as well as other litter and debris. Most of us have seen the... read more

Euclid Creek Stream Restoration Design Project Gets Started

Posted on 02/04/20 by Elizabeth in Euclid Creek Watershed

Short grass in the rough does not support holding the streambank in place.

Cuyahoga SWCD recently received funding from Ohio Lake Erie Commission to design a stream restoration project for Mayfield Campus golf course in Lyndhurst. The golf course lies on the West Branch of Euclid Creek and is home to over 11,500 feet of stream and 235 acres of land, a significant contiguous portion of the Euclid Creek Watershed. This project... read more

Your Backyard Stream: An Owner's Manual

Posted on 01/28/20 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Unlike your furnace or dishwasher, you probably didn't get an Owner's Manual for the stream on your property when you bought your house. (But if you did, I'd love to see it!) Filled with general operating instructions and fixes for common problems, owner's manuals provide the operating instructions we need to keep our household appliances in good working... read more

Go Native! But, how?

Posted on 01/21/20 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Culver's Root

You've heard us say it thousands of times. Plant native plants! They are good for soaking up stormwater. They are adapted to our region. They don't need fertilized or watered (once established). So you go to the store to purchase native plants and where are they? Often nowhere to be found. It's frustrating. We get it! Cuyahoga SWCD now sells... read more