From the Ground Up: Developing a Tool Kit for Urban Farmers

Posted on 10/11/16 by in Educational Outreach

Oh the challenges associated with urban agriculture. No previous “farming” experience; tired, worn out or maybe contaminated soils; challenges obtaining permits for the land or water; variable weather and no blueprint for success. Back in 1949 when the Cuyahoga SWCD was established, Cleveland’s population was nearly 1 million and the county was already 50% developed. But in 2016 the... read more

Is Fall too late to plant?

Posted on 10/04/16 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Garfield Heights event

The answer is absolutely not! Fall is a great time to plant. Gardening doesn't end when the weather gets cool, it actually opens up a whole new set of possiblities. Whether it's vegetables or perennial plants, you just have to know what to plant and how to care for them in the Fall. Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and... read more

Living in Harmony with Wildlife - Bird Migrations & Light Pollution

Posted on 09/21/16 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Birds trapped in the

Fall brings cooler weather, gorgeously colored foliage, pumpkins, apple cider and it is the time when many bird species migrate south for the winter. This is a very difficult time for these birds. Their long trip south requires a lot of energy and timing is critical for survival. Many bird species migrate at night and these birds depend... read more

Life on Wetlands Edge: Science Summit Summary

Posted on 09/13/16 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Alexandra (Sasha) Bozimowski of CMU presents a slide using GIS mapping to demonstrate the length of the Great Lakes coastline

All of us here at Cuyahoga SWCD are passionate about the environment, and while we enjoy the benefit of working for what we love, we also make time in our personal lives to continue learning/giving back. This weekend I attended the Ohio Wetland Association Science Summit and this blog is a great location to share what we learn... read more

Think We’ve Been Experiencing More Flooding and Erosion the Past Decade? The Data Agrees With You.

Posted on 09/07/16 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Flooding along Abram Creek, February 28, 2011.

In my work as a watershed coordinator for Cuyahoga SWCD, I see and hear a lot of anecdotal evidence that Northeast Ohio has been experiencing more big storms that cause flooding and erosion over the past decade or so. On site visits to residential properties to assist with erosion problems, I’ll hear from long-time streamside property owners that... read more


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