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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

What can you dump in a combined sewer?

Posted on 09/24/19 by Brent in Educational Outreach

Storm drain stenciling activity

The phrase “Only rain down the drain” is a saying people have been hearing for quite a while. The catchy little rhyme is a way to educate people about the illegal dumping of waste products down sewer drains and stormwater drains. The idea that waste should not be dumped down drains is so intertwined with clean water that... read more

Migration, Migration, Migration!

Posted on 09/17/19 by Megan in Educational Outreach

One of many Monarch's seen in Seven Hills. Photo by: Megan Smith

Dragonflies, butterflies, and birds – oh my! As the summer comes to an end and the weather shifts, we are seeing a lot of migrants make their way across our Lake Erie. Most notably I have seen a lot of press about the dragonflies and Monarchs. Dragonfly migration takes place every spring and summer. Like the Monarchs, the dragonfly... read more

Solar Co-op Op-Ed

Posted on 09/13/19 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

If you live in Cuyahoga and have been thinking about solar for your home, time is running out to take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit. At the end of this year it will drop to 26%, then 22%, and then disappear. But never fear! The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op program makes it easier than ever to... read more

Cover Cropping Cleveland

Posted on 09/10/19 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

50 pound sacks of cover crops awaiting planting.

As of last week, Cuyahoga Soil & Water’s fearless Admin, Patrick Connolly and I commenced a two-year cover cropping project on Cleveland Landbank soils. This project has been in the works since spring, and I’m excited to finally have lift off. For Cover Cropping Cleveland, we have established some new conservation partners and got some help from some older... read more