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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

Conservation Planning Bootcamp Blog

Posted on 06/27/18 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Team Bobcat performing rangeland assessment. Photo courtesy of USDA.

It’s great to be back at the District in Cleveland, Ohio! For the last three weeks, I’ve been in Lincoln, Nebraska, taking part in the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Planning Bootcamp (say that three times fast). I feel that I’ve learned more in the past three weeks than I’ve learned in the past three years. Before... read more