Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management Department

Lake County, OH: Stormwater Management Department Our mission is to protect the water resources of Lake County and to enhance quality of life through LCSMD DOES NOT PERFORM EMERGENCY RESPONSE

In case of a stormwater related emergency, call local authorities or your road service department.

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Are you ready to think spring?!? This might help!
01/21/2022

Are you ready to think spring?!? This might help!

We can tell you are all excited about our 2022 Plant Native Sale! While we are firming a few things up with our final vendor here is a little sneak peek at our bare root offerings this year.

#PlantNative

01/21/2022

Changing temperatures 🥶, like today, can shift the ground and may cause water💧 main pipe breaks. If you see water seeping through cracks or the edges of a road. Contact us 24/7 at 440-918-3420. ❤️ 💦

01/21/2022

The H2Ohio program continues to grow across the buckeye state! Check out the map below which lists all of the ongoing or completed projects. We are excited to break ground and complete more projects in 2022! For more info on these projects and Governor Mike DeWine's H2Ohio program, head to http://h2.ohio.gov/.

Yep, what they said! Keep those storm drains clear!
01/21/2022

Yep, what they said! Keep those storm drains clear!

It's a 'grate' time to clean off those storm drains and let all the snow melt flow without taking litter and debris with into our rivers and streams.

Also, we need you to know we know the difference between your and you're.
#lakeeeriestartshere

Interested in attracting more wildlife to your yard? 🐦Join us for the next CRWP Speaker Series on January 27, 2022, at 1...
01/21/2022

Interested in attracting more wildlife to your yard? 🐦

Join us for the next CRWP Speaker Series on January 27, 2022, at 10:00am. In this free virtual presentation, Parks Biologist Megan Hart of Lake Metroparks will teach participants how they can use native plants in their landscapes to provide crucial habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife species.

Habitat loss has contributed to the decline of many of these species. Learn about how incorporating native plants into your landscape can help vulnerable wildlife recover.

To register for this free virtual event, click the link below!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3981459567706395147

Interested in attracting more wildlife to your yard? 🐦

Join us for the next CRWP Speaker Series on January 27, 2022, at 10:00am. In this free virtual presentation, Parks Biologist Megan Hart of Lake Metroparks will teach participants how they can use native plants in their landscapes to provide crucial habitat for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife species.

Habitat loss has contributed to the decline of many of these species. Learn about how incorporating native plants into your landscape can help vulnerable wildlife recover.

To register for this free virtual event, click the link below!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3981459567706395147

01/19/2022

Beads and pellets find their way to our waterways by shipping containers spilling plastic beads or pellets on their way to be melted down into plastic materials, like our water bottles or plastic bags.
💡 Though it might not be a big problem to us locally, everyday substitutes to reduce plastic usage can help waterways around the world.

Ci******es DO contain plastic! Please, throw them in the trash!
01/19/2022

Ci******es DO contain plastic! Please, throw them in the trash!

Timeline photos
01/18/2022

Timeline photos

“You can find some really “cool “ ice formations along Lake Erie 🥶❄️🥶”

goto.LakeMetroparks.com/lake-erie-bluffs
📷 by Karen Roth

01/18/2022

Does your job include maintenance of bioretention? Our Master Rain Gardener course has a professional track and class starts January 31st! Learn more about rain gardens and bioretention maintenance and get certified as a Rain Garden Professional! https://neomasterraingardener.org/

01/18/2022

Did you know that snowmelt becomes stormwater runoff? ❄️

Snowmelt can carry pollutants such as road salt, animal waste, and yard waste into our waterways. Check out these tips to help reduce winter runoff and keep our waterways clean!

1. Shovel early & often: Many salts and deicers contain chemicals that can end up in local waterways. The more snow you shovel, the less salt you will need!

2. Keep Storm Drains Clear: Piling snow on or near storm drains will cause pollutants within the snow to directly enter our waterways. Be sure to keep your storm drains clear!

3. Pile Snow Wisely: Be sure to pile snow in locations where it will have an opportunity to infiltrate the soil and filter out these harmful pollutants before becoming runoff. Avoid piling snow too close to waterways and impervious surfaces, like driveways and roads.

Please put trash where it belongs and keep it out of our waterways!
01/13/2022

Please put trash where it belongs and keep it out of our waterways!

Interested in learning more about how you can help Ohio's pollinators? 🐝Join Dr. Lara Roketenetz of Pollinator Partnersh...
01/10/2022

Interested in learning more about how you can help Ohio's pollinators? 🐝
Join Dr. Lara Roketenetz of Pollinator Partnership and CRWP as we come together to bring you the next installment of CRWP’s Speaker Series! This free virtual presentation will take place on January 18, 2022 at 10:00am.
Dr. Roketenetz will discuss how you can help Ohio’s pollinators and special insects this season. Participants will learn about how to attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects to your garden and why you should plant for pollinators.
To register for this free virtual event, click the link below!
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regi.../6189561490764080140I

Interested in learning more about how you can help Ohio's pollinators? 🐝

Join Dr. Lara Roketenetz of Pollinator Partnership and CRWP as we come together to bring you the next installment of CRWP’s Speaker Series! This free virtual presentation will take place on January 18, 2022 at 10:00am.

Dr. Roketenetz will discuss how you can help Ohio’s pollinators and special insects this season. Participants will learn about how to attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects to your garden and why you should plant for pollinators.

To register for this free virtual event, click the link below!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6189561490764080140

JANUARYStormwater runoff is when rain and snow melt move across the land and pick up pollutants, carrying them to a stor...
01/10/2022

JANUARY
Stormwater runoff is when rain and snow melt move across the land and pick up pollutants, carrying them to a storm drain or ditch system and eventually to your rivers and lakes untreated. Make a plan to slow down, spread out, and soak in the precipitation this year to protect our shared waters.
#lakeeriestartshere #slowitdownspreaditoutsinkitin

JANUARY

Stormwater runoff is when rain and snow melt move across the land and pick up pollutants, carrying them to a storm drain or ditch system and eventually to your rivers and lakes untreated. Make a plan to slow down, spread out, and soak in the precipitation this year to protect our shared waters.

#lakeeriestartshere #slowitdownspreaditoutsinkitin

Are you looking for ways to support pollinators and attract more of them into your yard? 🦋 Rain gardens provide wonderfu...
01/10/2022

Are you looking for ways to support pollinators and attract more of them into your yard? 🦋
Rain gardens provide wonderful habitat and resources for bees, butterflies, and birds! Learn how to design, install, and maintain your own rain garden by signing up for our Master Rain Gardener course.
The first online course begins January 31st and registration is open now to residents and landscape professionals! Need-based scholarships available. Reserve your spot before the course is filled!
Find out more and register at neomasterraingardener.org

Are you looking for ways to support pollinators and attract more of them into your yard? 🦋

Rain gardens provide wonderful habitat and resources for bees, butterflies, and birds! Learn how to design, install, and maintain your own rain garden by signing up for our Master Rain Gardener course.

The first online course begins January 31st and registration is open now to residents and landscape professionals! Need-based scholarships available. Reserve your spot before the course is filled!

Find out more and register at neomasterraingardener.org

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01/04/2022

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Here's a look at how our 2021 came to be at our 6 climate sites. Four sites set record warm temperatures!

01/03/2022

Today is National Drinking Straw Day. Did you know that most recycling machines can't recycle plastic straws because of their size? Plastics do not biodegrade but break down into smaller pieces of microplastic that have made their way into our groundwater and our food supply. Some alternatives are metal, glass, bamboo, and collapsable straws.

I wonder if she remembered her pet waste bags??😉
01/03/2022

I wonder if she remembered her pet waste bags??😉

Painesville street fair, 1897

01/01/2022

JANUARY

Make a resolution to incorporate more native plants in your habitat. It’s a great time of year to research and plan what you want to grow and purchase for your gardens. Perhaps you want to take up some grass and expand your native plant garden or install a brand new one? Maybe a rain garden is on your list of projects? January is a great time to put pencil to paper and plan out your garden habitat.

Native plant pictured:
Inkberry Ilex glabra

#lakeeriestartshere #nativerootsforcleanwater

What’s in your Yard?
12/31/2021
What’s in your Yard?

What’s in your Yard?

Winter can sometimes be a good time to see what is growing in your yard. Check out this great BYGL Alert to read all about it! Go out to your yard during this warmer spell and see what you find! C…

12/31/2021

Good air quality is vital to public health, environmental sustainability, economic growth, and our daily quality of life. Help NOACA improve air quality in Northeast Ohio by taking this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021NOACA_AQSurvey

Photos from US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's post
12/30/2021

Photos from US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's post

12/30/2021

Let your Christmas Tree be the gift that keeps on giving to our fish and wildlife in the buckeye state.

Before you toss your tree to the curb this year, remember that it can find life after Christmas as shelter for Ohio fish, birds, small mammals, and more.

For more info on how to recycle your tree from our Ohio Division of Wildlife, head to https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-ODNR/news/Christmas-Trees-Wildlife-Habitat. #inthistogetherOhio

Looking to recycle your Christmas tree?
12/29/2021

Looking to recycle your Christmas tree?

Lake Metroparks offers a convenient Christmas tree recycling drop-off location for Lake County residents at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Please remove all decorations before placing trees in the designated bin, available through January 22.

For 13 other locations around the county visit https://j.mp/32fzI6R.

📷 by ZGR Photography

#KnowWhereItGoes #LoveYourLakeErie
12/29/2021

#KnowWhereItGoes #LoveYourLakeErie

#KnowWhereItGoes #LoveYourLakeErie

Interested in learning how to become a Master Rain Gardener? 🌷Learn how to design, install, and maintain residential rai...
12/28/2021

Interested in learning how to become a Master Rain Gardener? 🌷
Learn how to design, install, and maintain residential rain gardens and become the rain garden expert in your neighborhood! Each course consists of 5 classes held over a 6-week period. Our first online course begins January 31st and registration is now open for residents and landscape professionals! Space is limited, so sign up before the course is filled!

Interested in learning how to become a Master Rain Gardener? 🌷

Learn how to design, install, and maintain residential rain gardens and become the rain garden expert in your neighborhood! Each course consists of 5 classes held over a 6-week period. Our first online course begins January 31st and registration is now open for residents and landscape professionals! Space is limited, so sign up before the course is filled!

Need-based scholarships available.

Find out more and register at neomasterraingardener.org

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12/22/2021

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Painesville Township and the Lake County Stormwater Management Department have contracted with Davis Diggers for a storm sewer replacement project on Paradise Road. Work should begin in early January and last 4-5 weeks. Severe winter weather could impact this schedule. Traffic will be maintained with one lane open at all times. Some traffic delays should be expected. Pavement repair and yard restoration will take place when warm weather returns.

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