Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation Events
The following events hosted by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District are available to all Moreland Hills residents. These are great opportunities for homeowners, students, teachers, and anyone who wants to be a part of conservation.
Envirothon competition (high school) - Registration due March 31
The Envirothon is a national, 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.
Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp scholarships (high school)- Scholarship applications due April 14 http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/ohio-forestry-and-wildlife-conservation-camp
Cuyahoga SWCD provides annual scholarships to the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp. Scholarships are awarded to 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.
Native Seed Sale - Ongoing throughout the year http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/native-seed-sale
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.
National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat Stewards -Registration due March 17
Each Spring, the district teams up with the National Wildlife Federation to host the NWF Backyard Habitat Stewards program. This program is a series of six classes designed to teach participants how to help people in their community create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards and other private and public areas. Completion of this course certifies the participant as a NWF Habitat Steward. T
Latino Earth Partnership – June 26-30 http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2017/06/26/latino-earth-partnership-teachers-workshop
Join us for a 5-day workshop held throughout the school year using the outdoors as an educational tool to learn about native ecosystems and how you can transform your schoolyard into a learning lab all while improving the health of Ohio’s waterways.
Wet and Wild in the Park – June 19-21 http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2017/06/19/wild-wild-aquatic-and-growing-up-wild-in-the-park
Project Wild, Growing up Wild, Project Wet, Project Wild Aquatic (K-12) and Wonders of Wetlands, are tested innovative curriculum, teaching ecology, wildlife and water resource principles that are correlated to the Ohio Academic Standards. Participants of this workshop will engage in co-operative, hands-on activities and simulations. Upon completing the training, participants will receive the comprehensive Project Wild, Growing Up Wild, *Project Wet, Project Aquatic Wild, and Wonders of Wetlands Curriculum and Activity Guides as well as other resource material, and leave prepared and inspired to teach about ecology, wildlife, and water in the classroom or informal educational setting.