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Learn about YOUR lake!

Posted on 09/10/15 by in Educational Outreach

Lake Erie - our most precious resource!

Our proximity to the Earth’s most precious natural resource, water, is something that makes us very fortunate in northeast Ohio. With the turn of a handle, Lake Erie provides us with a seemingly endless supply of cheap and accessible water. Our geographical location makes us lucky; we never think twice about watering the lawn, washing the... read more

Shrink Your Lawn

Posted on 09/01/15 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Start with a small garden and expand.

When most people think of the ideal lawn, they think of well-maintained, bright green turf grass. There are around 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48 states, occupying about 2% of the surface of the United States. We perceive a well-maintained yard as aesthetically pleasing to the human eye, but they’re not pleasing toward our environment.... read more

Buyer Beware: 5 issues to consider before purchasing a property

Posted on 08/25/15 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Before spending time and money on installing a new fire pit, make sure that area isn't part of the developments drainage easement.

As development occurs consideration is not always given to location, land cover, and how existing conditions may affect future use of a property. Many of the landowner assistance calls that we receive at Cuyahoga SWCD are related to drainage, streams, soils, easements, and storm water controls, all relating back to property location and land cover. There are several... read more

FOEC Spring Celebration Recap

Posted on 08/21/15 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

FOEC’s Ginny Aveni (left) greets guests Chris Alvarado and Christina Znidarsic

Thanks to everyone for your ongoing participation and support of Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC). Whether your support is through volunteerism or financial, our joint efforts have made the Euclid Creek Watershed a more rich and vibrant community. I especially want to thank all of the sponsors, donors and attendees who supported the Spring Celebration fundraiser. We had... read more

The Power of Partnerships

Posted on 08/18/15 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) are a formidable group in Ohio. Typical Ohio SWCDs are not big government agencies, but somehow the small staffs of each of the SWCDs cover a lot of ground—no pun intended. Throughout the state and locally, SWCDs nurture and rely on collaboration with partners to get conservation on the ground. Most of... read more