The Power of Partnerships

Posted on 08/18/15 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) are a formidable group in Ohio. Typical Ohio SWCDs are not big government agencies, but somehow the small staffs of each of the SWCDs cover a lot of ground—no pun intended. Throughout the state and locally, SWCDs nurture and rely on collaboration with partners to get conservation on the ground. Most of... read more

Drones and Stormwater Management

Posted on 08/11/15 by in Storm Water Services

In recent years autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as drones or quadcopters have been highly debated and portrayed as a privacy risk to individuals and a risk to aircrafts. While both could be true, we have seen that there are many benefits that potentially outweigh the risks. One of the many advantages is in the management... read more

2nd Annual Day in the Life of Euclid Creek

Posted on 08/04/15 by Claire in Euclid Creek Watershed

2015 DITL - Chemistry Monitoring, Lou Rifici of Tri-C East, Acacia Reservation

Our second annual "Day in the Life of Euclid Creek" (DITLEC) day, held on Saturday, July 18th was quite different from last year - it was beautiful, warm weather! The inaugural 2014 DITLEC was held on a very chilly, 40 degree October day where participants learned about how we monitor water quality through water chemistry sampling, macroinvertebrate (aquatic... read more

Don't track into traffic!

Posted on 07/30/15 by in Storm Water Services

Embedded with Sediment / Non-functioning

Construction sites are a common sight during the warmer months in NE Ohio. Every construction site where soil is disturbed through excavation or grading is required by the state of Ohio to have a stabilized construction entrance to minimize construction traffic from tracking sediment into public roadways. A stabilized construction drive consists of large stone, usually 1.5”- 3” in... read more

Living in Harmony with Beavers

Posted on 07/22/15 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Photo Credit: Ohio DNR

North America's largest rodent is also nature's most amazing engineer. Beavers (Castor canadensis) are a keystone species, their presence or lack there of has a major impact on an ecosystem. They are one of only a few species, other than humans, that are capable of changing an entire ecosystem in order to benefit their own needs. They can... read more