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Sea Breeze: more than just scented hand soap

Posted on 06/09/20 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Land Breeze / Sea Breeze graphic

The phrase “sea breeze” conjures up a variety of images for many people. Relaxing on the beach, a cleverly named cocktail, or even the familiar scent of a candle. For me, the term is a reminder of the extra effort I will have to put in when out bicycling in the Cleveland area. The term sea breeze and... read more

Porch Pollinator Habitat: A Native Plant Experiment

Posted on 06/02/20 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

The start of my porch pollinator habitat in 2019. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

Ohio's native plants provide so many benefits to the environment. Their blooms and fruit provide food for all kinds of wildlife, from the itty bitty bugs to large mammals, including humans. Their leaves and branches provide CO2 reduction, oxygen production, and shelter for wildlife. Their long root systems provide soil stability and health as well as stormwater infiltration.... read more

Movement of Water

Posted on 05/26/20 by Carla in Storm Water Services

So I don’t know about you, but over the past 10 weeks of staying at home, I have become very familiar with my couch. In college I had a friend that called her couch the “lethargy couch.” I have recently nicknamed my couch “Lethargy 2.” As I was out completing inspections of basins throughout the county, I actually found... read more

Adaptive Learning

Posted on 05/19/20 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

In around 500 BC, a Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said “change is the only constant in life.” More than 2500 years later, people around the world are painfully aware of the truth of his statement. As we adjust to the world with the “novel” corona virus, educators are scrambling to find new ways to reach and teach students of... read more

Are You a Citizen Scientist?

Posted on 05/12/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

Mary K has been sampling since program inception in 2006. Over 200 monitoring events! Lillian since 2009 has completed over 140 monitoring events!

Did you know that you, yes you, can help collect scientific data? The participation in scientific research conducted by nonprofessional scientists is called Citizen Science. Citizen Science is a growing field and more and more agencies are relying on knowledge and data provided by citizens to help meet real world goals. At Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District we... read more