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Inspiring Innovation

Posted on 10/27/20 by Carla in Storm Water Services

Innovation is change that unlocks new value. - Jamie Notter We often hear that innovation comes from tweaking an idea that came before. All innovators and inventors observe the world around them and try to make it better. They take the problems of the world and make solutions. Often we think about innovation in the context of the business world.... read more

Give a Hand to Friends of Lower Lake!

Posted on 10/13/20 by Meg in Educational Outreach

A happy group of volunteers planting trees Sunday October 11th 2020.

Yesterday I had the privilege of working with one of the fantastic volunteer groups we have here in Northeast Ohio: Friends of Lower Lake. Working mainly in ten communities around Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights, this group focuses on removing invasive species, cleaning up trash, and planting native species around the Lower Lake Park near the Nature Center at... read more

Let’s Begin Again

Posted on 10/01/20 by Elizabeth in Euclid Creek Watershed

At the beginning of 2020, we could see real progress on environmental issues. People and stores were beginning to reduce the use of plastic bags. Many of us were bringing in our own reusable bags. Restaurants were allowing customers to use their own refill cups, and we could often give the server a food container to use if... read more

Recycle Your Leaves

Posted on 09/22/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Fall is here and before we know it the leaves will be falling as we transition from summer to winter. This year we would like to encourage you to consider recycling your leaves rather than piling them at the curb for city pick up. In nature, leaves are left on the forest floor to be decomposed by worms, bacteria,... read more

That Sure Was a Big Rain, Wasn’t It… Wasn’t It?

Posted on 09/16/20 by Jared in Educational Outreach

A bioretention cell takes water from the street during the Labor Day storm.

Like most other residents of Cuyahoga County, I was bombarded by phone alerts, social media posts and radio reports of heavy rain and flash flooding on Labor Day morning. I even had to take a detour on my way home from a short shopping trip due to flooding in the Jennings Rd./Harvard Ave. area. Unlike most other residents of... read more