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Going Digital: The journey to modernize field inspections.

Posted on 09/22/15 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Cuyahoga SWCD’s tagline is “Leading conservation in the urban landscape”. Breaking it down a bit really highlights the core of what we strive to accomplish as a District. Being a leader in conservation means Cuyahoga SWCD makes it a point to stay informed about the latest trends in the industry and works to implement innovative ideas... read more

Solving Stream Problems in Your Back Yard Series - Streambank Erosion

Posted on 09/16/15 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Common in many urbanized areas, streambank erosion can change a backyard stream from a natural asset to be appreciated into a hazard to be avoided.

*This is the third post in a continuing series on backyard stream management.* Eroding streambanks are one of the most common landowner technical assistance calls that we receive at Cuyahoga SWCD. Often, homeowners cite the charm of the “little creek out back” as something that attracted them to the property. We hear stories of kids catching frogs in the... read more

Learn about YOUR lake!

Posted on 09/10/15 by in Educational Outreach

Lake Erie - our most precious resource!

Our proximity to the Earth’s most precious natural resource, water, is something that makes us very fortunate in northeast Ohio. With the turn of a handle, Lake Erie provides us with a seemingly endless supply of cheap and accessible water. Our geographical location makes us lucky; we never think twice about watering the lawn, washing the... read more

Shrink Your Lawn

Posted on 09/01/15 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Start with a small garden and expand.

When most people think of the ideal lawn, they think of well-maintained, bright green turf grass. There are around 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48 states, occupying about 2% of the surface of the United States. We perceive a well-maintained yard as aesthetically pleasing to the human eye, but they’re not pleasing toward our environment.... read more

Buyer Beware: 5 issues to consider before purchasing a property

Posted on 08/25/15 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Before spending time and money on installing a new fire pit, make sure that area isn't part of the developments drainage easement.

As development occurs consideration is not always given to location, land cover, and how existing conditions may affect future use of a property. Many of the landowner assistance calls that we receive at Cuyahoga SWCD are related to drainage, streams, soils, easements, and storm water controls, all relating back to property location and land cover. There are several... read more