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Why Rain Gardens? Why Now?

Posted on 01/08/19 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Master Rain Gardener Schwag

As the Euclid Creek Watershed Program Manager I am tasked with work to address water quality issues in a highly developed watershed on the East side of Cleveland. In our developed watersheds most rainfall and snowmelt are sent straight from our homes, businesses, and streets to our stormwater system of pipes and basins that funnel that water unfiltered... read more

A TRIBUTE TO 2018

Posted on 12/11/18 by Janine in Educational Outreach

At the time of this post, it is a sunny, late fall day and the perfect time to reflect on the minor trials and major tributes of 2018. The trials were few and go with the territory--waiting for return calls, the uncertainty that comes with staff changes, project snafus, bad weather, concerned landowners, and program anxiety. Thankfully, all days... read more

Fourth National Climate Assessment

Posted on 12/04/18 by Brent in Storm Water Services

On November 23rd the U.S. Global Change Research Program published the Fourth National Climate Assessment report. Volume II of the report details a dire future for the Great Lakes Region, Northeast Ohio, and specifically Lake Erie. Some of the major takeaways as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer's James McCarthy in a December 2nd article titled "Future of Lake... read more

Keeping Thanksgiving Green

Posted on 11/20/18 by Megan in Educational Outreach

Amy Roskilly showing off her reusable shopping bags.

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is refreshing to have a holiday centered around being thankful, and reflecting on what matters to us most. A favorite family Thanksgiving tradition of mine is writing an anonymous list of what I’m thankful for. Each family member also writes an anonymous letter. Then we put our lists... read more

Modeling Good Behavior

Posted on 11/13/18 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

Enviroscape

Some people learn best by seeing how things work. While it’s not always possible to see the consequences of our behaviors in real time, we can use models to bring issues down to a scale we can observe. Cuyahoga SWCD has some models that we can bring to a school or presentation to demonstrate processes like erosion, the... read more