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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

Bourbon Warehouse Collapse Leads to Fish Kill

Posted on 07/17/18 by Brent in Storm Water Services

1792 Bourbon  photo credit: Wikipedia

On June 22, 2018 one half of a bourbon warehouse came crashing down damaging an estimated 9,000 barrels of aging whiskey. Just shy of two weeks later on July 4, 2018 the other half of the same warehouse collapsed sending another 9,000 barrels to their doom. The Barton 1792 Distillery is in Bardstown, KY about 40 miles south... read more

A Day in the Life of the Rocky River

Posted on 07/12/18 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Ever wonder what makes the Rocky River tick? On July 21 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, spend a day exploring the life of the Rocky River. Find out what lives in and around the river, the watershed geology, and ways to be a #NEOwatersteward. Join for all or part of this FREE family-friendly day presented by Cleveland Metroparks,... read more

The Removal of a Piece of History: The Gorge Dam

Posted on 07/05/18 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

The Great Falls in 1900 now hidden behind the Gorge Dam.  Photo Credit: SCHS Pockrandt.

The removal of a piece of history, though sad, can be a really good thing. In an effort to free the Cuyahoga River and return it to its natural flow, the now obsolete dams throughout the length of the river are in the process of being removed. Not only are they no longer functional and serve no purpose,... read more