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Lorain County Stormwater Management District
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On Tues., Mar. 31, 2015 a #FREE #speakerevent entitled "#NewYear #NewYard - #Alternatives to the ‘Perfect’ #GreenLawn" will be held at the Beachwood Community Center (located at 25325 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122), from 6:30 - 8 pm by the #NortheastOhio #PublicInvolvement and #PublicEducation (#NEOPIPE) #workgroup. They will also  welcome the acclaimed environmental author, #AnitaSanchez, at the presentation. 

Ms. Sanchez will be speaking on her book “Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion.”  The book quotes: ‘Thirty million acres of the United States are now lawns, and an estimated eighty million pounds of pesticides are used on them annually….Americans today spend forty billion dollars annually on lawn care.’

This barrage of chemicals and 'perfect' lawn attitude is polluting our #waterways and putting our #health at risk. In this program, Ms. Sanchez will talk about what is the proper perspective on the #homelandscape, how to redefine your #lawn and #landscaping attitudes, and teach us how to keep our #water clean by #reducingchemicals we use on our lawn.

Copies of her book will be sold for $5 and Ms. Sanchez will also sign the book. #Soiltestingkits and other #giveaways will be provided.  Attendees also have a chance to #win a basket of #lawncare items from Good Nature Organic Lawn Care​.

#NEO #PIPE is a #regional #consortium of #Soil and #Water #Conservation districts, conservation organizations and other #governmentagencies committed to improving #waterquality in Northeast Ohio. For more information about NEO PIPE, simply visit www.neohiostormwater.com/neopipe.html. Registration for this free event is required. To register, contact Mary at (330) 722-9322 or maungst@medinaco.org by Fri., Mar. 20, 2015.
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On Wed., Feb. 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm, the Lorain County Stormwater Management District​ was pleased to hold an #information and #visioning #session for #LorainCounty #Stakeholders at the Lorain County Transportation & Community Center​. For more information, contact Don Romancak at (440) 328-2323 or dromancak@loraincounty.us.
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The Lorain County Stormwater Management District reminds you to think about “#MotherNature” next time you de-ice your #sidewalk or #driveway. While #rocksalt is useful in stabilizing slippery surfaces, #saltuse comes at a cost to the #environment.

Too much salt can pollute #drinkingwater and #naturalareas, poison your #pets and #wildlife, kill #vegetation and can damage #concrete or #metal. Plus, #overuse of salt is a #waste of your #money and could affect our #economy.

If #deicers are needed, remember these work best on a thin layer of ice. Deciding how much to use depends on the type of de-icer. A successful rate of rock salt is about a handful per square yard, whereas using #calciumchloride requires about a handful for every 3 square yards.

Also, as the sun comes out or the temperature rises, the de-icer will make a #slush-like mixture of #water and #ice. Remove this before the temperature drops again and you should have an #icefree surface until the next #storm. A good rule of thumb is #shoveloften and de-ice sparingly.
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The Lorain County Stormwater Management District has announced the 2014 #RainBarrel #Winners via an #official #pressrelease from Lorain County Public Information & Public Education (#LCPIPE). For more more info., visit the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District's webpage for #PIPE at http://www.lorainswcd.com/lcpipe.html.
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With basements flooding, streets impassable and a resident having to be evacuated from his home due to high water, Columbia Township together with the Lorain County Engineer’s office and The Lorain County Storm Water District (LCSWD), found a way to address the flooding problem that existed on Emerson Street.
 
The Engineers Department and the Trustees believed that the replacement of a roadside tile on Emerson Street flowing north into an existing catch basin on Lafayette Ave. designed to handle the volume of water will alleviate this flooding.
 
The cost of the Emerson Street & Lafayette Ave. Drainage Upgrades Project exceeded Columbia Township’s budget; however, with a $30,148.00 grant from the LCSWD to the Township, Trustees were able to complete this portion of their mission that has impacted numerous residents living in the mostly highly dense area of Columbia Township.
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On Thurs., Mar. 6, 2014 from 1-3 pm, please attend a webinar with the U.S. EPA and receive training for Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Roadway Projects. For questions, please call Emily Ashton from the Office of Wastewater Management at (202) 564-3324 or email ashton.emily@epa.gov.
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On Thurs., Mar. 6, 2014 from 1-3 pm, please attend a webinar with the U.S. EPA and receive training for Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Roadway Projects. For questions, please call Emily Ashton from the Office of Wastewater Management at (202) 564-3324 or email ashton.emily@epa.gov.
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On Wed., June 4, 2014, please attend the 2014 Ohio Stormwater Conference - an annual event dedicated to advance the knowledge and understanding of comprehensive stormwater management for those dealing in all aspects of planning, design, implementation and regulatory compliance.
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On Wed., Mar. 12, 2014, please attend the workshop: Improving Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans Reviews at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, where a panel of project managers from local construction management firms will discuss their experiences with SWP3 implementation and the importance of having a comprehensive SWP3.
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