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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

Crappiest Dog Contest wrap up

Posted on 09/08/20 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Why the heck would we ever have a contest about dogs pooping? Well, because I've been in education for over 25 years and I know you have to mix it up a bit to get a message across. And besides, I'm gross sometimes. Also, I don't own a dog and I giggle every time I see a dog in that... read more

Bring a Little Nature Inside

Posted on 09/01/20 by Jakob in Urban Agriculture

Some moss on a rock pile.

As more and more events get canceled, and I acquire more and more free time, my delve into the far reaches of YouTube has come across some interesting topics. Old tool restoration, magnet fishing, deep dives into movies I have never seen, among other things. One piqued my interest more so than the others. Terrarium construction. I found... read more

"A Thousand Forests"

Posted on 08/27/20 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Acorn by Wildlife Terry (Creative Commons)

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Every fall, squirrels busy themselves with burying oak acorns in preparation for the long winter. Unfortunately for the squirrels they sometimes forget where those morsels were buried. The result is a tender oak seedling that emerges in the spring. For me, it’s fun to see where... read more

Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Get the Most Out of Your Buffer

Posted on 08/19/20 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

Stream and surrounding riparian area. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

Do you have a stream or wetland on or near your property? If so, it is likely that you have a restricted area around it in which you are not allowed to build anything, mow, or clear. This is called a riparian buffer/zone. This is not there to cost you yard space or cause problems for you. These... read more