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How To Test Your Garden's Soil

Posted on 02/03/15 by in Educational Outreach

If your garden's soil has never been tested, now is the perfect time. Testing your gardens can help determine the amount of nutrients and the pH level. It’s an inexpensive way to maintain plant health and maximum crop productivity. Testing will indicate whether you need to apply more or less fertilizer to your soil, keeping your garden and... read more

2015 - The Year of Clean Water

Posted on 01/27/15 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Sustainable Cleveland 2019 encourages all of us to celebrate 2015 as the Year of Clean Water – increasing awareness of our abundant water resources and taking action to ensure their viability for future generations. Last Friday at Cleveland City Hall, 30+ agencies showcased the work they are doing towards a cleaner Lake Erie and our rivers, creeks, and streams.... read more

Sedimentation and Streambank Erosion

Posted on 01/20/15 by Elizabeth in Rocky River Watershed

Sedimentation

The Rocky River Watershed Council has identified sedimentation as a habitat impairment within the Rocky River Watershed. The primary cause of sedimentation in the watershed has been identified as erosion. What exactly are sedimentation and erosion? Why are they detrimental to our rivers and lakes? And what can we do about it? Sedimentation is the process of sediment particles... read more

Wetland Protection During Development

Posted on 01/13/15 by in Storm Water Services

Perimeter controls protecting a forested wetland area.

When developing property in Ohio, it is the responsibility of the project owner to account for permit and compliance regulations associated to their project. All too often during development projects, sensitive ecological features such as wetlands fall victim to impacts and disturbances causing diminished function, not to mention heavy fines for the owner. Planning for a development project... read more

It's Time to Take Storm Water Pollution Prevention Seriously: Four Focus Items for 2015

Posted on 01/09/15 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Focus Item #1 Used motor oil dumped down a storm drain the Cleveland-area.

As a storm water professional that works with a variety of people in this field; from homeowner and career contractors to engineers, and more; it has become clear that there is a gap between the knowledge we know is out there and the practical application of that knowledge. It is a waste of time and money, not to... read more