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Balloon cartography during the Civil War. (Courtesy of Slate.com and Smithsonian)

Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation Maps have long played an important role in society. The advent of aerial and satellite photography has allowed mankind to soar with the birds and observe their surroundings from a lofty vantage. Viewing our built environment from such heights provides different context than what can be observed at ground level. Nowadays... read more

As the year comes to a close—our 70th, the staff is putting on the finishing touches and getting ready for some much-deserved time off with friends and family. This is a time to be grateful and I want to thank the board, staff, our contributors, partners and volunteers for the abundance of opportunities to share our passion for... read more

Frozen 2

I like to think that I have good work/life boundaries but when you work in the environmental field, it is hard to turn it off sometimes. My career choice wasn't a fleeting thing. I chose to go to grad school to work in this field, knowing it was something that was in me all along. It doesn't just... read more

2019MasterRainGardenerCuyahogaClass

This summer Cuyahoga SWCD hosted its first Master Rain Gardener workshop. This in depth 5-session course is based on the successful program from Washtenaw County, Michigan. Rain gardens capture and soak in rainwater. They slow down runoff and filter pollutants. This helps protect our local streams and lakes. The Master Rain Gardener course aims to build a community of rain... read more

https://cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/nuts

Perhaps you have seen stories in the news recently about Cuyahoga County’s efforts to begin to restore its declining tree canopy – which now sits at 37% and falling. Through participation in Cuyahoga SWCD’s Native Urban Tree Starters (N.U.T.S.) program, students throughout Cuyahoga County will have the opportunity to contribute to these important efforts. The N.U.T.S. program aims to... read more