Euclid Creek Watershed Volunteers Picking up for River Day.

Partners from around the Cuyahoga River and nearshore Lake Erie watersheds gathered this past weeked to spend time celebrating River Day presented by Cuyahoga River Restoration, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to restore, revitalize, and protect the Cuyahoga River Watershed and nearshore Lake Erie. Water lovers united to get outdoors and recreate while pitching in to... read more

Photo taken: 9/2/2020 showing sediment trap with filter sock around the bottom and seed/straw matting installed on embankments a few weeks prior.

Last year I did a blog about the misconception of bioretention – which described how there are people who feel it is totally appropriate to install a bioretention basin (yes, with the very expensive bioretention soil media) prior to a construction site being completely stabilized. Unfortunately, this is still the case. This blog will be a step-by-step story... read more

Cracked Sidewalk-portland.gov

The verdict is in: trees are beneficial both to the natural and human environment. However, is there any way that planting trees can be detrimental? Any arborist or urban forester will tell you, “right tree, right place”; this is their mantra. On a recent visit to a school campus where the students were about to plant trees on the school... read more

Photo Credit: Diane Cook & Len Jenshel

A green roof is in essence a rooftop garden. The roof of a building is constructed (or retrofit) with specific layers that allow rain drops to soak into the soil, plants, etc., rather than running directly off into the storm sewer system. In the United States, Chicago is at the top of the leader board when it comes to... read more

IT WORKED!!! I...have made plants.

I see with my very eyes - PLANTS! Plants that I grew!! Plants that are now in the ground and are doing well. I'm a good gardener but I STINK at growing from seed - or I did. I just was doing it wrong for me. Some people have the patience and space for growing plants indoors under grow... read more


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