Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

TCWP is hiring an undergraduate intern for Fall 2017!  This internship is tailored specifically to Kent State students to earn credit for the BSCI Internship in Biological Sciences course.  The intern is expected to work an estimated 12 hours a week for 180 hours over the semester to earn four credits.  The intern is expected…

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Microbeads-Free Water Act of 2015

In December of 2015, the Microbead-Free Waters Act (the Act) was passed as a way to prevent more plastic from going into the Great Lakes. Microbeads are those little scrubby plastic pieces in many cosmetics, including soaps, face wash, and even toothpaste. They are small in size, usually less than a millimeter, and therefore can…

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Keep Streetsboro Beautiful: Pick up after your pet!

            We love our pets, but no one loves cleaning up after them.  Picking up pet waste is an important part of being a responsible pet owner.  Pet waste has the potential to degrade the environment from stormwater to the lakes and rivers it drains to if the waste is not properly disposed of.  In…

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Streetsboro: We All Live in a Watershed

Each and every one of us lives in a watershed!  A watershed is an area of land in which all of the water drains into the same place.  In Streetsboro and 23 other communities within the Tinker’s Creek Watershed, all of the water drains into Tinker’s Creek, then to the Cuyahoga River, and ultimately to…

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Pets: The Cuter Polluter

We love our pets, but no one loves cleaning up after them.  Picking up pet waste is an important part of being a responsible pet owner.  Pet waste has the potential to degrade the environment from stormwater to the lakes and rivers it drains to if the waste is not properly disposed of.  In fact,…

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Dominion Watershed Mini Grant Award: Press Release

Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners was recipient of the 2016 Dominion Watershed Mini Grant Awards!  TCWP received a generous $1,100 grant to conduct the Streetsboro Tree Steward Event and plant a tree as a stormwater control measure in Streetsboro.  To read the full press release, please continue reading below! More than $35,000 awarded to Ohio watershed…

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Planting Trees for Cleaner Stormwater

Stormwater is water that used to soak into the ground and become ground water prior to development but runs off of impervious surfaces, collecting pollutants until it ultimately enters our surface waters.  These pollutants include trash, chemicals, sediment, and oils among many others.  Population growth and development rates are increasing the amount of pollutions and…

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What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is water that used to soak into the ground and become ground water prior to development but runs off of impervious surfaces, collecting pollutants until it ultimately enters our surface waters.  These pollutants include trash, chemicals, sediment, and oils among many others.  Stormwater runoff is usually not treated prior to discharge, so these pollutants…

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Sensbile Salting Practices: Tips at Home

Sensible salting practices can reduce environmental impacts from salting operations and save your community.  Simple changes in the amount and ways we salt can make a big difference. Environmental Impacts – Road salt (sodium chloride) negatively impacts our soil, water, vegetation, and wildlife.  It can destroy soil stability and decrease the soil’s ability to store…

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Sensible Salting Practices for Communities

Sensible salting practices can reduce environmental impacts from salting operations and save your community.  Simple changes in the amount and ways we salt can make a big difference. Environmental Impacts – Road salt (sodium chloride) negatively impacts our soil, water, vegetation, and wildlife.  It can destroy soil stability and decrease the soil’s ability to store…

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