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An article in the October 2020 edition of Stormwater magazine titled "From Gray to Green to Smart" stood out for its succinct review of the state of stormwater management to date and its primer on an exciting new prospect for future management. The beginning of the article recounts how stormwater management has remained relatively unchanged for 6,000 years. Stormwater,... read more

Porch Pollinator Habitat on 11/3/2020. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

We have now entered the time of harvest, when the leaves change, the air becomes crisp, and the wonderful smells of autumn fill the air. This is also the time when critters begin stockpiling food and many plants begin to go into their dormant state, preparing to hunker down for the winter months ahead. It has been about... read more

Innovation is change that unlocks new value. - Jamie Notter We often hear that innovation comes from tweaking an idea that came before. All innovators and inventors observe the world around them and try to make it better. They take the problems of the world and make solutions. Often we think about innovation in the context of the business world.... read more

Highland Hills

In these uncertain times, it is comforting to know that the next generation is ready and willing to step up to improve and protect our environment. With youth from small, locally organized groups to members of large organizations like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a variety of conservation projects are happening around the county with safety precautions in... read more

A happy group of volunteers planting trees Sunday October 11th 2020.

Yesterday I had the privilege of working with one of the fantastic volunteer groups we have here in Northeast Ohio: Friends of Lower Lake. Working mainly in ten communities around Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights, this group focuses on removing invasive species, cleaning up trash, and planting native species around the Lower Lake Park near the Nature Center at... read more