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A Visual Guide to Our Pollinator Garden

Posted on 07/10/19 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

View looking south of main pollinator garden.

Since installing our pollinator garden last year, people have come out of the woodwork to compliment us. Our primary goal was to create pollinator habitat; however, beautification was a close second. Often, those compliments come with the question, “what is that?” This blog will address that question in a pictorial form. Please scroll through the pictures, and watch... read more

“When I bought this house 20 years ago, you could hop across the creek out back. Now it’s a so deep and wide that I can’t even wade across it.”

Posted on 07/02/19 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

“When I bought this house 20 years ago, you could hop across the creek out back. Now it’s a so deep and wide that I can’t even wade across it.” If I had a dollar for every time I’d heard that on a landowner assistance site visit… But why does this happen, and why is it happening now, all throughout... read more

Building a Rain Garden: The Digging!

Posted on 06/28/19 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Abby Costillow from Cleveland Metroparks showing MRG students how to dig a flat rain garden on a slope. If only it was this easy to move dirt!

We have been immersed in our first Master Rain Garden Workshop the past three weeks! This weeks class was all about digging! If you are building a rain garden this year here are some tips we teach in the class to help make sure your rain garden is the right depth, that it is level, and that you... read more

Celebrating the Cuyahoga River-From Brown to Blue

Posted on 06/11/19 by Janine in Educational Outreach

On June 22, the city of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River will celebrate a half-century of cleaner water. Cleveland, a Rust Belt city, often heralded as the “Mistake on the Lake” has rebounded from rust to blue. So, having been of a certain age in 1969, I want to take you on a quick tour through the decades. In... read more

Backyard Invasive Plants: Common Reed Grass (Phragmites australis)

Posted on 06/04/19 by Elizabeth in Friends of Euclid Creek

Aggressive Invasive Plants

Common Reed Grass (Phragmites australis) is an aggressive invasive plant. We often see them along highways growing in ditches and ponds. Although considered attractive by many, their beauty is not worth the destruction they cause. Originally from Eurasia, they have spread throughout the U.S. and Canada. These dense, fast growing stands destroy natural habitats that provide critical food and... read more