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Signs of spring can sometimes feel a world away after a seemingly endless winter. There is beauty to be found in the snowy slowness that is winter. However, I find it easier to behold the keys to contentment with the unthawing of Lake Erie. These changes typically start sometime between mid-February and mid-March. There is a weather proverb that... read more

I am thrilled because the sun is shining today, during this last week of February. The days are getting longer and warmer. Winter is ebbing and spring is only days away. This fills me with a wonderful sense of hope. What is not to like about Spring? It is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Festivals and celebrations are... read more

Well winter storm Uri certainly has hit our country hard this week, and more snow and rain are predicted to be on the way. Large storms like these are results of climate change, which causes severe storms to occur more and more frequently. The good news is that with proper preparation and planning our cities and neighborhoods can... read more

In Northeast Ohio construction activity does not stop just because a few snowflakes are coming down. Projects have deadlines and extreme weather is just another logistical bump along the road to completion. As such, all typical erosion and sediment controls associated with the stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWP3) need to be managed without interruption. Often times the weekly... read more

George Washington Carver (Image credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri- Historic Missourians)

George Washington Carver was born into slavery around 1861 on the plantation of Moses Carver in Missouri. What can be said about the man who would later become one of the renowned scientists of the twentieth century? George’s mother, Mary, also had other children, a son and a daughter. During a raid of the Carver’s farm, George, his mother... read more