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Annie monitoring native plant success at Bishop/Hawthorne site

On June 3, as part of my internship at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (CSWCD), I went out and monitored two conserved sites at Redstone Run in Richmond Heights and on Bishop/Hawthorne Rds. in Highland Heights. The sites are owned by the West Creek Conservancy with a Conservation Easement held and monitored by CSWCD. Both projects were... read more

Black Rat Snake eating a sparrow. Things you see at a wetlands workshop!

For the past month I have been working as the Education Intern here under Amy Roskilly, helping with Rain Barrel and Green Cleaning Workshops, tabling events, creating a native plant database, and even attending a wetland workshop! Before I get into all of that I would like to introduce myself. My name is Allie Dumas and I am a... read more

Photo Source: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, http://www.stormwater.allianceforthebay.org/take-action/structural-bmps/downspout-disconnect

Every river begins somewhere – its headwaters. In urban and suburban areas, idyllic, forested headwater streams are often replaced by storm sewers or roadside ditches. Instead of rainfall being intercepted by the forest canopy and slowly infiltrated into the ground, it is gathered by gutters, downspouts and catch basins before being routed off the landscape as quickly... read more

In other parts of the state, where agriculture is the primary industry, those soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) have strong working relationships with their local Farm Bureaus. Agriculture may not be the prime industry in Cuyahoga County, but when it comes to partnering on conservation projects, the Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau has been one of Cuyahoga SWCD’s... read more

Extensive green roof at the Cleveland Clinic

As the Natural Resources Coordinator I spend a lot of time in basins inspecting them to ensure that our stormwater control measures are maintained and functioning properly, but occasionally I get to inspect sites that are a bit more exciting. Several of our sites in Cuyahoga County are treating stormwater using green roofs, and I'm the lucky gal... read more