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Right now we are ankle to shin deep in frozen stormwater depending on what side of town you are living on. Snow plows are busy pushing snow into the corners of parking lots to wait for warmer temperatures. In other parts of the country recent storms have delivered much needed relief from on-going drought, filled reservoirs, and provided opportunities... read more

Lake Erie: Don’t Waste It Each year we have an outreach theme and 2017 focuses on waste that comes off the land and into our waterways. Everyone lives in a watershed, and in Cuyahoga County everyone lives in the Lake Erie watershed. Because of this watershed connection, our activities at home, at school, at work and throughout the community... read more

art by Kevin Hooyman

An opinion article called "What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet" written by Professor Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College popped up in my Facebook feed last weekend. It was published in the New York Times last Saturday 1/7/2016. The title sparked my interest right away. Having majored in English as an undergrad I still... read more

Urban Agriculture

Welcome to 2017, a year that promises to be extraordinary! This year the Cuyahoga SWCD staff will implement the Public Involvement and Public Education program for nearly every community in the county--nearly double that of 2016. Cuyahoga SWCD will also provide technical assistance to two additional communities for aspects of their storm water pollution prevention programs. Working with... read more

Lake Erie sunset at Whiskey Island, Cleveland, OH.

During the holiday season, much of our focus is on giving and receiving gifts. However, during this exchange of gifts, one of our greatest gifts can often get overlooked: Lake Erie. Lake Erie is the 11th largest freshwater lake in the world. It is the shallowest, warmest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes. These facts set the... read more