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Permeable Pavement Infiltration Testing

Posted on 08/21/18 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

The author testing permeable pavers in Cleveland.

Not sure if your permeable pavement is functioning the way it should? There is a simple test you can perform to determine if it is time for vacuuming.You will need: An 8-foot piece of unwarped 2-foot by 4-foot lumber Screws and drill 80 ounces of plumber's putty 5-gallon bucket of water Stopwatch or timepiece Directions: Cut the 2x4 into four even sections and screw together... read more

How to Choose the Right Tree for Your Yard

Posted on 08/14/18 by Jared in Educational Outreach

If you follow conservation issues in Cuyahoga County, you know that one of the most effective things any of us can do to prevent erosion, provide habitat, capture stormwater, clean the air and fight climate destabilization is to plant trees. And with fall right around the corner, we’re approaching one of the best times of year for planting... read more

Lake Erie: The Costs and Benefits of Clean Water

Posted on 08/07/18 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Algae at water intake

Lake Erie: The Costs and Benefits of Clean Water Water is an essential part of survival. Our quality of life depends on it in so many ways—for hydration, growing plants and animals, recreation and for business. Clean water, and a healthy environment, are not conservative or liberal issues, nor are they urban or rural issues, they are issues... read more

Milkweed and Monarchs

Posted on 07/31/18 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Common Milkweed coming up! I made sure not to pull these!!

A couple years ago I got some Common Milkweed seeds and I put them in the ground in the Fall thinking I’ll have some wonderful plants come spring. That didn’t quite happen. So I put some more seeds in and bought some Common Milkweed plants (after I searched exhaustively to find them). I had a minimal show and... read more

The Dog Days of Summer

Posted on 07/24/18 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Although we are technically just entering this sultry part of summer, it seems as though the weather in these parts has been in overdrive this year! In spite of all the hot temperatures, work has moved ahead here at Cuyahoga SWCD. In May, volunteers from throughout Cuyahoga County planted trees and cleaned streams. Students had festivals and field... read more