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An acorn grub emerges.  Photo by Lake County Forest Preserves in Lake County, IL.

There is something both exciting and terrifying about watching an acorn grub wiggle its way out of an acorn. (If you haven’t had a chance to see this small wonder, blogger Carol Doeringer has posted a video in this blog entry). The first time students see an acorn grub they often scream. However, after I reassure them from... read more

Permeable Pavers with clean aggregate filled to the top. Check out the space in between bricks for debris or for low spots where stone has washed out.

Waking up to a gentle dusting of frost on the ground this week has gotten our office excited for upcoming snowy weather activities – and those of us on the Stormwater Team are eager to talk about preparing your stormwater control measures for the winter! One stormwater feature that gets hit the hardest during a typical Ohio winter is... read more

The Pale Blue Dot Revisited (30th Anniversary) - photo credit NASA-JPL

Carl Sagan wrote in his in his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever... read more

Now that Spooky Season has come to an end, Turkey Season is upon us! But what about poor Pumpkin Season? If you have a pile of abandoned Jack O’ Lanterns and are not keeping your pumpkins for Harvest decorations, we recommend the following sustainable ways to repurpose your pumpkins: The easiest – leave your pumpkin with the top off... read more

October 16th– October 22nd was Stormwater Awareness week. This is a regional effort to raise stormwater awareness throughout our community. Typically, the week consists of public education campaigns through various forms of media as well as activities and events relating directly to stormwater. This year our office chose to educate the public through a series of daily video releases.... read more

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