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Cuyahoga County Soil & Water Conservation District

CUYAHOGA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Power Point Presentation and Maps presented at the October 30, 2018 Watershed Meeting may be accessed by clicking on the following link:

: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bVA7CjSBOMX1Ri8bDhaBoCP0h4KpI-DR

Public Involvement and Public Education

Blog

In late 2014, Cuyahoga SWCD started a weekly blog. Each week we have an article that pertains to storm water, wildlife, soil health, and much more!

http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/blog

 

Website

This has an explanation of the NPDES Phase II program and links to the majority of our articles, posters, brochures, banners, etc.

http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/storm-water-education

NEO PIPE Cuyahoga SWCD is actively involved with the Northeast Ohio Public Involvement Public Education (NEO PIPE) committee. This committee has 19 agencies and reaches 10 counties and several major watersheds in Northeast Ohio. Our strength is in our unified front and we strive to bring a consistent stormwater education message across Northeast Ohio. We have just launched our own website -  www.lakeeriestartshere.org

 

MONTHLY CONSERVATION TIP from the Solid Waste District.....

This Fall, Compost Yard Waste and Leaves

Autumn has arrived, which means leaves are on the ground and yard clean-ups are necessary for managing the mess. Don't just throw your yard waste and organics in the trash. Make sure you're prepared to collect and compost those items in a way that will benefit your gardens and flower beds.

  • Choose natural decorations, such as pumpkins and squash, which will decompose more quickly than materials like plastic and glass. Reuse autumn decorations from past years. 
  • Learn how to start a compost pile in your own backyard.
  • Mow the leaves on your lawn and put them in the garden or flower beds. Using leaf mulch is cheaper than buying wood chips and it helps deliver nutrients to the soil around your plants. Read more about composting your leaves.
  • Attend a composting seminar for in-depth guidance from our educator.