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Cuyahoga SWCD welcomes new Education Program Specialist, Tim Becker!

Posted on 01/25/22 by Tim in Educational Outreach

With each dip of the net, the kids got more excited as the silt settled revealing wriggling dragonfly nymphs. I had taken a group of 75 fourth graders out of New York City upstate to an environmental education center. Some of them had never left the city. Many were a bit scared of spiders or bears or just... read more

"Feed me, Seymour! Feed me!"

Posted on 01/14/22 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Little Shop of Horrors - Feed Me Seymour. Photo Credit: FiveCraft - Sudden Changes/Feed Me (Git It)

It all started so innocently. Simply pondering a solution turned into an obsession. We try our best at Cuyahoga SWCD to practice the Three R's of Waste Management (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). For a long time, we were using a countertop compost bin in our kitchen. Well as many of you fellow countertop composters know, this led to an issue... read more

New Year, New Leadership - A letter from CSWCD's new Executive Director, Kristin Hall

Posted on 01/04/22 by Kristin in Educational Outreach

It is an incredible honor for me to step into the role of Executive Director at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. This is a role that aligns perfectly with my passion for the natural environment and sustainability, my background in municipal government, and my love of working with and for people. To introduce myself, I am a... read more

Reflecting and Passing the Torch

Posted on 12/14/21 by in Educational Outreach

As year-end rapidly approaches, it also marks the bittersweet end of my professional environmental career. While I anticipate future opportunities to explore other options, my immediate plans include travel, volunteer opportunities, the Cleveland Hiking Club, and walking Coco (my grand dog)! That said, I want to reflect on the past year and the last twenty years and do... read more

Unrealized Amenities

Posted on 12/07/21 by Carla in Storm Water Services

Did you know that when it rains, quietly some of the landscape around us is hard at work? No, I am not talking about wooded/forested areas – although they do an extraordinary job with water absorption. I am talking about the parts of the built landscape that are engineered to collect and slow the flow of water, and in... read more

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