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The saga of an urban forest

Posted on 04/19/16 by Janine in Educational Outreach

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Cleveland was nicknamed The Forest City. The abundance of trees meant there was an inexpensive commodity readily available to a growing city. Fortunately, the early city fathers and philanthropists worked hard to replant trees on city streets and in the parks. Unfortunately, many of those legacy trees, if not already fallen... read more

Naturalizing Basins is for the Birds, Pollinators, and Fish too

Posted on 04/12/16 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

Typical detention basin with low flow concrete channel.

We've got plenty of old stormwater detention basins throughout Cuyahoga County. You'd recognize them if you saw them, big depressions with concrete channels running from one pipe to another across the basin. In the past when designing for flood control, we made it our goal to get water from one place on our properties to another as quickly... read more

Living In Harmony with Wildlife - White-tailed Deer

Posted on 03/29/16 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Photo Credit:  Viette's Beautiful Gardens

I love wildlife and creating wildlife habitat, but combining the lifestyles of humans and wildlife isn't always easy. You need to have some kind of management plan, an open mind and a lot of patience/tolerance. The goal of this blog series is to learn about various "nuisance" species, how to recognize the signs, why they do what they... read more

Celebrate Water Today!

Posted on 03/22/16 by in Euclid Creek Watershed

Today is ‪#‎WorldWaterDay‬, a day dedicated to celebrating the importance of water for our daily lives – from sustaining life to fishing to recreation. Think of something you can do today to help our local waterways: recycle unused prescription medicine at a designated drop off location, sign up for a stream cleanup or an activity like 4 Miles 4 Water pick up... read more

Rocky River Meeting Clean Water Act Goals for Biology for the First Time

Posted on 03/09/16 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

2015 Rocky River Designated Aquatic Life Use Attainment - for a larger image visit http://tinyurl.com/RR2015attain

Note: For a larger images of the above maps, visit http://myrockyriver.ning.com/maps. A recent study conducted by Ohio EPA indicates that all 11.8 miles of the Main Stem of the Rocky River are now in complete attainment of its Warmwater Habitat designated aquatic life use. In other words, the Rocky's Main Stem supports the number and diversity of fish and... read more