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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

StormCon 2016 (Forester Media, Inc.)

I recently attended StormCon 2016 in Indianapolis, the national conference and exposition for surface water quality. I also had the opportunity to give a presentation about Cuyahoga SWCD’s stormwater program. For those that are regular followers of our blog you probably have a good idea of what Cuyahoga SWCD is up to. For the next couple of blog... read more

Common Milkweed

Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognized butterflies throughout America. They make an amazing journey each year from Canada to Mexico. In the fall Monarch’s migrate from Canada to Mexico, and then in the spring they migrate from Mexico to Canada. During these times the Monarch breeds and lays their eggs on milkweed plants. Milkweed is the... read more

There are connections all around us. Some we know, like our extended family. Some we may not know as well, such as links from the past to the present. There are also connections we never see. Even though we may not be aware of them, connections in the natural world are of utmost importance to our well-being. The Pollinator... read more

Small amount of yellow substance observed in Euclid Creek at Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst

A recurring problem in the Euclid Creek is with illegal dumping, either on land or in storm drains that lead to the creek. This year alone, I’ve received six calls from residents about black, oily substances coming out of pipe outfalls entering Euclid Creek or Lake Erie; apartment dwellers calling about trash dumping in streamside wooded areas behind... read more