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Saving Baldwin Creek from Streambank Erosion

Posted on 12/17/14 by Elizabeth in Rocky River Watershed

Streambank erosion on a Baldwin Creek tributary

Streams naturally change, move and deposit predictable amounts of sediment (silt, sand, and soil) within a well-defined riparian zone (the vegetated area along streambanks). However, when land use changes occur, vegetation is removed, and hard (impervious) surfaces are added, water is forced to run over soil it used to infiltrate through (flow into). The loss of water storage... read more

Lake Erie: The Gift that Keeps On Giving

Posted on 12/11/14 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Each year the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts holds Winter Meetings throughout the state. These meetings provide opportunities for regional SWCD board and staff members to learn more about topics that focus on internal issues, as well as timely conservation issues. This year’s meeting featured Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, Stone Laboratory,... read more

Adopt a Low (Road) Salt Habit!

Posted on 12/01/14 by in Educational Outreach

You have probably heard that too much salt in your diet can be bad for your health but did you know that it can also be harmful for your local waterway? Road salt is the most commonly used de-icer and it contains sodium and chloride. This road salt is carried by melting snow and ice into local lakes, streams... read more

Stewardship is a habit not a single act.

Posted on 11/25/14 by in Storm Water Services

We are all connected. Our community is our watershed. Conserving, repairing, and protecting our watershed requires stewardship. Stewardship can be defined as the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District has helpful information on our website as well as a knowledgeable staff that are eager to... read more

Urban Infrastructure: The Human-Wildlife Perspective

Posted on 11/18/14 by in Educational Outreach

Urbanization is the process of transforming wild lands to better meet the needs of humans. What this usually consists of is clearing much of the native vegetation from the landscape and replacing it with grey infrastructure such as roads, and parking lots. An urban ecosystem can be thought of as a system influencing, and being constantly influenced by... read more