Conservation education is one of Cuyahoga SWCD’s major initiatives. Education raises awareness of issues that affect our natural systems, which impacts the quality of life in our communities.
Cuyahoga SWCD offers various educational opportunities and resources including special programs, workshops, events and academic experiences that both engage and educate the public about current natural resource issues.
Native Seed sale – all year
You can help combat stormwater pollution by shrinking your lawn! Planting native plants can improve the curb appeal of a home, boost its resale value, all while protecting our environment with their long root systems which hold in soil, slow stormwater runoff and provide vital food and habitat for birds, insect pollinators and many other species.
Camp Canopy – SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Cuyahoga SWCD provides annual scholarships to Camp Canopy! Scholarships are awarded to Cuyahoga County high school students who are sincerely interested in conservation issues and enjoy a good walk in the woods. It is a unique experience that will expose students to the great outdoors and to possible careers in forestry, conservation and natural resource protection. Camp Canopy is a week-long program that is held at Camp Muskingum in Carroll County.
Applications due April 5th
The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) sponsors an annual poster contest for Cuyahoga County students in grades K-12. Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
Theme: Crooked River - 50 Years of Progress
Class registration by March 1 - Posters due April 22
The Envirothon is an international, academic, outdoor competition for high school students, which is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources. The Envirothon tests students' knowledge of natural resources in five categories: Soils, Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics, and Current Environmental Issues. Students compete through team problem solving activities.
Registration forms due March 15