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Service with a Smile

Posted on 01/16/18 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Rain Garden Install

We often think of community service as a way to give back to our communities and service learning as a way to teach students about civic responsibilities. While these definitions are not incorrect, they don't really capture the personal fullfillment and education that an individual can gain when they get a chance to try on some job duties,... read more

Erosion Controls vs. Sediment Controls

Posted on 01/09/18 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Erosion Control Matting.  Intended to minimize the impact of rain drops on bare soil.

Erosion: is the process of wind, water, or other natural agents gradually wearing down soil, rock, or land. Sedimentation: is the process of settling or deposition of those eroded particles. The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulates the discharge of stormwater to waterbodies within urbanized areas. The importance of regulating these discharges stems from the pollution that rainfall... read more

ON THE ROAD TO CLEAN WATER and 2017 Year in Review

Posted on 12/19/17 by Janine in Educational Outreach

At the dawn of 2017, the Cuyahoga SWCD staff was anticipating a wild and crazy year. In addition to rolling out the public involvement/public education (PIPE) program for 21 new communities, and adding another community to the Long Term Operations and Maintenance Program, the logistics of moving the office north were in high gear. As the end of the... read more

Camp Canopy - a high school summertime favorite gets a new name

Posted on 12/12/17 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Former Ohio Forestry & WIldlife Conservation Camp Has a New Name! Read all about it in this press release. Take advantage of a great summer opportunity! Are you interested in the environment? Maybe you're considering a career in Natural Resources? Enjoy lots of outdoor activities in an big natural place. Learn, recreate and relax while making friendships that can... read more

Is the Urban Ag Bubble Popping?

Posted on 12/05/17 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Several weeks ago, my delicate urban ag psyche received a 1-2-3 punch in the face. I can’t remember the exact order all of the harrowing news had been unloaded on me, but it was comprised of both local and national happenings. At a national level, Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, resigned from Growing Power and retired... read more