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Euclid Creek Stream Restoration Design Project Gets Started

Posted on 02/04/20 by Elizabeth in Euclid Creek Watershed

Short grass in the rough does not support holding the streambank in place.

Cuyahoga SWCD recently received funding from Ohio Lake Erie Commission to design a stream restoration project for Mayfield Campus golf course in Lyndhurst. The golf course lies on the West Branch of Euclid Creek and is home to over 11,500 feet of stream and 235 acres of land, a significant contiguous portion of the Euclid Creek Watershed. This project... read more

Your Backyard Stream: An Owner's Manual

Posted on 01/28/20 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Unlike your furnace or dishwasher, you probably didn't get an Owner's Manual for the stream on your property when you bought your house. (But if you did, I'd love to see it!) Filled with general operating instructions and fixes for common problems, owner's manuals provide the operating instructions we need to keep our household appliances in good working... read more

Go Native! But, how?

Posted on 01/21/20 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Culver's Root

You've heard us say it thousands of times. Plant native plants! They are good for soaking up stormwater. They are adapted to our region. They don't need fertilized or watered (once established). So you go to the store to purchase native plants and where are they? Often nowhere to be found. It's frustrating. We get it! Cuyahoga SWCD now sells... read more

Inaugural Cuyahoga SWCD Tree Sale

Posted on 01/13/20 by in Urban Agriculture

View of Species and Price List

The people of Cuyahoga County have spoken! And we, the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District have listened! Which is a dramatic way of saying that Cuyahoga SWCD is pleased to announce its inaugural (hopefully) annual tree and shrub sale for the fine residents of Cuyahoga County in 2020. For our inaugural tree sale, we have teamed up with... read more

Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation

Posted on 01/07/20 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Balloon cartography during the Civil War. (Courtesy of Slate.com and Smithsonian)

Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation Maps have long played an important role in society. The advent of aerial and satellite photography has allowed mankind to soar with the birds and observe their surroundings from a lofty vantage. Viewing our built environment from such heights provides different context than what can be observed at ground level. Nowadays... read more