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Here in Northeast Ohio construction activity doesn't stop just because a few snowflakes are falling. Projects have deadlines and extreme weather is just another logistical bump along the road to completion. As such, all typical erosion and sediment controls associated with the storm water pollution prevention plan (SWP3) need to be managed without interruption. Often times the weekly... read more

Where does de-icing salt end up?  Our local rivers and streams.

While doctors often recommend cutting back on salt in your diet to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and other heart health issues, many of our local streams also suffer from health risks stemming from too much salt. Road salt (sodium chloride) is most commonly used to remove ice from roads, parking lots and sidewalks. As snow... read more

Each year at this time much is printed about New Year’s Resolutions. A recurrent theme is to vow not to dwell on yesterday or contemplate tomorrow, but instead to focus on today. Well, 2015 was a very good year for the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District and judging this year's strong start, 2016 may be the best... read more

Murnau Garden by Wassily Kandinsky

I had all the intentions of writing a blog about going green for the holidays but last weekend I experienced the exhibit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Cleveland Museum of Art. As I made my way thru the exhibit I knew I had to write about this. To say it was spectacular is... read more

There was a discussion in our office about a construction site operator who was explaining to one of our inspectors as to why soil isn’t a problem. Essentially his reasoning is that soil is everywhere and how can something that is “natural” be pollution. Allow me to briefly explain how soil can be a pollutant. A pollutant is any... read more