Give a Hand to Friends of Lower Lake!

Posted on 10/13/20 by Meg in Educational Outreach

A happy group of volunteers planting trees Sunday October 11th 2020.

Yesterday I had the privilege of working with one of the fantastic volunteer groups we have here in Northeast Ohio: Friends of Lower Lake. Working mainly in ten communities around Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights, this group focuses on removing invasive species, cleaning up trash, and planting native species around the Lower Lake Park near the Nature Center at... read more

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Posted on 10/06/20 by Lauren in Storm Water Services

Sun setting on Lake Erie

Have you heard there is a big election this year? I’m sure you have! COVID-19 has touched every aspect of our lives in 2020, including the way many people are approaching the polls. I think the silver lining about this election year is that we are planning and preparing more than we have before. As we plan the... read more

Beauty or Beast

Posted on 09/29/20 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Mature Spotted Lanternfly - Lawrence Barringer & Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, Bugwood.org

The Beauty and the Beast is a wonderful story and a great story for all time. Unfortunately, sometimes beauty can be deceiving. If you take a look and learn about the Spotted Lanternfly and the Tree of Heaven, you will see why. As far as plants or bugs go, these two are nice looking (yes, beauty is in... read more

Recycle Your Leaves

Posted on 09/22/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Fall is here and before we know it the leaves will be falling as we transition from summer to winter. This year we would like to encourage you to consider recycling your leaves rather than piling them at the curb for city pick up. In nature, leaves are left on the forest floor to be decomposed by worms, bacteria,... read more

That Sure Was a Big Rain, Wasn’t It… Wasn’t It?

Posted on 09/16/20 by Jared in Educational Outreach

A bioretention cell takes water from the street during the Labor Day storm.

Like most other residents of Cuyahoga County, I was bombarded by phone alerts, social media posts and radio reports of heavy rain and flash flooding on Labor Day morning. I even had to take a detour on my way home from a short shopping trip due to flooding in the Jennings Rd./Harvard Ave. area. Unlike most other residents of... read more


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