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Euclid Creek Blog

Ohio EPA requires urban communities with separated storm sewer systems (MS4s) to develop, implement, and enforce programs to address flood control and water quality impacts from development projects. Commonly, stormwater runoff is addressed with installation of structural stormwater control measures (basins, green infrastructure, underground pipes etc.) which slow down water and filter pollutants. Installed stormwater control measures (SCMs) need... read more

This blog post started out as an attempt to list more environmentally-friendly de-icing products. Since Cuyahoga SWCD started making a serious effort to point out the dangerous impacts of rock salt and other chloride-based de-icers on water quality and aquatic life, we've been getting a lot of questions about what environmentally-friendly alternatives are available. Up until now, our... read more

Backyard flooding (photo courtesy Warren SWCD)

Thankfully we have an abundant water supply in Cleveland. But as precious as water is, too much water is not a good thing, especially at this time of year when the ground is saturated, and the water must go somewhere where it is usually not wanted. Once Spring breezes in, the SWCD office phones will be ringing with calls... read more

One teaspoon of salt permanently damages 5 gallons of water!!

Cuyahoga SWCD works with 50 communities in Cuyahoga County to keep them in compliance under their EPA stormwater permit. We provide a comprehensive education and involvement program to bring awareness to stormwater pollution and simple actions for resident to part of the solution. Each year, we have a theme for our outreach – this year is On the Road... read more

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