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The beauty is in the details....and the details are closer than you think.

Posted on 04/02/19 by Amy in Educational Outreach

If you read nothing else, just read this.

"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details." Natalie Angier I found this quote recently but I've long known this to be true. I love nature (clearly as I work to protect it daily in my professional and personal life) but I also dabble in photography. I gravitate towards the details - an eye, a wrinkle on... read more

Refreshing the Forest City

Posted on 03/27/19 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The pussy willows are budding out and early spring flowers in bloom; soon to be followed by the initial blush of green on the trees that intensifies into that rich verdant green we have all been waiting for. It is extremely refreshing, especially after a long winter. Refreshing! Maybe that is why Spring is my favorite time of... read more

Cuyahoga SWCD's Role in Development projects: MetroHealth Transformation

Posted on 03/19/19 by Brent in Storm Water Services

View from southeast corner, facing northwest (HGA, MetroHealth)

Property development can be an exciting, inspiring, and transformative process. It can also be detail oriented, expensive, and tedious. Many property developers are business conglomerates but there are some lone wolf developers too. Regardless of the size of the development company it takes a team to make a vision become a reality. The road to project completion involves... read more

Insight to Starting Pollinator Seeds

Posted on 03/12/19 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Black-eyed Susan with perfect germination.

Last year, I wrote and was awarded some funding through Bayer’s Feed A Bee program. The program is meant to create pollinator habitat and to educate the public on the importance of habitat for bees and butterflies. In order to extend our grant dollars way further and to get my hands a little dirtier, I proposed in the... read more

Living In Harmony with Wildlife: Feral Cats

Posted on 03/08/19 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Feral Cats. Photo credit: ASPCA

Bird migration time is upon us! One of the many obstacles that migrating and non-migrating bird populations face is predation by an ever increasing cat population. Some of these are protected or struggling bird species whose populations are at risk, such as the bobwhite quail in Florida where cat predation is having a large impact. It has been... read more