Ten tests you can do in your own garden with simple handmade tools to test for soil health in addition to the chemical tests.
While we would love for you to become involved with our local watershed initiatives through Friends of Euclid Creek and the Rocky River Watershed Council, a great resource for watershed training and stewardship is the Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program.
Established in 2012, the Watershed Volunteer Program (WVP) is an effort to engage citizens in an array of active management projects to improve watershed conditions. WVP promotes stewardship through learning opportunities, restoration projects, and monitoring activities. For more information, go to their website here.
This booklet provides information about wetlands and riparian areas and guidance to help community leaders protect these sensitive areas through community ordinances. (PDF - 3,404 KB)
Cuyahoga SWCD holds nearly 300 acres of selected wetlands and riparian lands in conservation easements. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust, private non-profit organization, or a government agency (Cuyahoga SWCD) that limits certain land uses while protecting others. Landowners retain the title and certain rights to the property, but not in ways that infringe upon the conservation easement agreement.
Information on the benefits of conserving property via conservation easment.