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Spring: Rays of Hope Are Around the Corner

Posted on 02/24/21 by Janine in Educational Outreach

I am thrilled because the sun is shining today, during this last week of February. The days are getting longer and warmer. Winter is ebbing and spring is only days away. This fills me with a wonderful sense of hope. What is not to like about Spring? It is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Festivals and celebrations are... read more

Backyard Buffers for Your Property in the Rocky River Watershed!

Posted on 02/17/21 by Meg in Educational Outreach

Well winter storm Uri certainly has hit our country hard this week, and more snow and rain are predicted to be on the way. Large storms like these are results of climate change, which causes severe storms to occur more and more frequently. The good news is that with proper preparation and planning our cities and neighborhoods can... read more

When it Snows it Pours: How Snow Accumulation Equates to Runoff.

Posted on 02/16/21 by Brent in Storm Water Services

In Northeast Ohio construction activity does not stop just because a few snowflakes are coming down. Projects have deadlines and extreme weather is just another logistical bump along the road to completion. As such, all typical erosion and sediment controls associated with the stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWP3) need to be managed without interruption. Often times the weekly... read more

George Washington Carver - From Slave to Scientist

Posted on 02/02/21 by Colleen in Educational Outreach

George Washington Carver (Image credit: The State Historical Society of Missouri- Historic Missourians)

George Washington Carver was born into slavery around 1861 on the plantation of Moses Carver in Missouri. What can be said about the man who would later become one of the renowned scientists of the twentieth century? George’s mother, Mary, also had other children, a son and a daughter. During a raid of the Carver’s farm, George, his mother... read more

Love It, Don't Trash It

Posted on 01/26/21 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Picking up litter is safe and fun with basic PPE, a smart phone and the Litterati app!

This February help us Love Lake Erie by picking up litter with us! If we each pick up a few pieces we will easily surpass our challenge goal to remove at least 500 pieces of litter from the county watersheds. American Rivers sponsors all of our cleanups and they have introduced us to an App called Litterati. If you... read more