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Bring a Little Nature Inside

Posted on 09/01/20 by Jakob in Urban Agriculture

Some moss on a rock pile.

As more and more events get canceled, and I acquire more and more free time, my delve into the far reaches of YouTube has come across some interesting topics. Old tool restoration, magnet fishing, deep dives into movies I have never seen, among other things. One piqued my interest more so than the others. Terrarium construction. I found... read more

"A Thousand Forests"

Posted on 08/27/20 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Acorn by Wildlife Terry (Creative Commons)

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Every fall, squirrels busy themselves with burying oak acorns in preparation for the long winter. Unfortunately for the squirrels they sometimes forget where those morsels were buried. The result is a tender oak seedling that emerges in the spring. For me, it’s fun to see where... read more

Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Get the Most Out of Your Buffer

Posted on 08/19/20 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

Stream and surrounding riparian area. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

Do you have a stream or wetland on or near your property? If so, it is likely that you have a restricted area around it in which you are not allowed to build anything, mow, or clear. This is called a riparian buffer/zone. This is not there to cost you yard space or cause problems for you. These... read more

The Power of Observation

Posted on 08/11/20 by Carla in Educational Outreach

It is amazing how much more I can observe when I am taking a walk or riding a bike - rather than driving around in my car. I immediately have what I will call a sixth sense “the power of observation.” My eyes and ears help me soak in all that is around me. I can search for... read more

SWCD Now Offers Workshops Online

Posted on 08/04/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Who knew that in January as we solidifed our strategic plan for the year, that by April we would have bitten off much of our stated goal to increase our online outreach. Well thanks to the pandemic, Cuyahoga SWCD did just that. Staff very quickly were getting up to speed with Zoom, GO2webinar, and video editing tools so... read more