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Mulching leaves in the Fall results in a greener lawn and up to 80% less dandelions the following Spring.

With lawn care, it’s easy to focus on the “roof” (grass) while ignoring the “foundation” (soil). The living systems occurring above and below the ground surface are determined by the properties of the soil. We often ignore the soil because it’s hard to observe. If you learn to feed the soil, you will let the soil feed the... read more

1.) Storm Drain Inlet Protection

Construction sites are a common sight during the warmer months in NE Ohio. Every construction site where soil is disturbed through excavation or grading is required by the state of Ohio to install and maintain best management practices (BMP) for erosion and sediment control. Keeping soil out of our storm sewers, streams, and lake is the goal of best... read more

Photo Credit: National Wildlife Federation

Help track wildlife and plant species nationwide by tracking and recording the wildlife in your own backyard! It’s fun, easy and for kids and adults of all ages. Wildlife Watch is an online resource created by the National Wildlife Federation that allows you to share your photographs and stories about the plant and wildlife species that you encounter.... read more

Cuyahoga SWCD’s tagline is “Leading conservation in the urban landscape”. Breaking it down a bit really highlights the core of what we strive to accomplish as a District. Being a leader in conservation means Cuyahoga SWCD makes it a point to stay informed about the latest trends in the industry and works to implement innovative ideas... read more

Common in many urbanized areas, streambank erosion can change a backyard stream from a natural asset to be appreciated into a hazard to be avoided.

*This is the third post in a continuing series on backyard stream management.* Eroding streambanks are one of the most common landowner technical assistance calls that we receive at Cuyahoga SWCD. Often, homeowners cite the charm of the “little creek out back” as something that attracted them to the property. We hear stories of kids catching frogs in the... read more