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Caddisfly's Blog (33)

Rocky River Bald Eagle Missing!

updated 4/9/2013 8:47:54 PM ET

A nesting male bald eagle has gone missing in the…


Added by caddisfly on April 10, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

APRIL 2013 Gardening with Nature programs at Rocky River Nature Center

Discover How To Make A Difference Starting In Your Own Backyard With "Your Piece Of The Planet" Programs


If you think one person's actions have little impact on the planet, think again. Find out how each one of us can make a positive impact…


Added by caddisfly on March 19, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Buzzard Day at Reemer Lutheran

I forgot to tell you where Redeemer Lutheran is!  Buzzard Week activities at Redeemer Lutheran begin at 8 AM on Saturday, March 16.  Bring your binoculars- but you may not need them if the vultures are still sunning themselves on the church roof at 6151 SMITH ROAD, in BROOK PARK.

Added by caddisfly on March 15, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments


Redeemer Lutheran Church of Brook Park, Ohio, is holding a Buzzard Watching event on Saturday, March 16.  The church is also encouraging residents to post photos and videos of the turkey vultures on line.  Among other attractions at the event is a presentation by local naturalist, Tammy Hawley, at 8 AM.  Ms. Hawley will present information on turkey vultures and answer questions about the Brook Park birds which return each year warm up on Redeemer Lutheran Church- perhaps on their way to…


Added by caddisfly on March 15, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments


The Buzzards Will Return On March 15th -Guaranteed!


They'll be back! Cheer on the world-famous buzzards as they return back to Cleveland Metroparks!…


Added by caddisfly on February 27, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments


Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist Jen Brumfield

Shares The Story Of Her Record-Setting Year Of Birding…


Added by caddisfly on February 27, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

More on polluting the Mahoning- Storm drains to not go to your waste water treatment plant!!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ben Lupo, owner of D&L Energy and the man responsible for dumping what is likely more than 200,000 gallons of drilling wastewater and oil into a Mahoning River tributary, told the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that he "was doing the right thing," a state EPA official said Monday.

Kurt Kollar, on-scene…


Added by caddisfly on February 12, 2013 at 10:41pm — No Comments

More on Fracking Waste in Mahoning River

EPA: Recovered 40,000 gallons of water contaminated by fracking waste

Youngstown companies run by Ben Lupo remain under civil and criminal investigation


Added by caddisfly on February 11, 2013 at 8:24am — No Comments

Utica Shale: Tip leads state inspectors to witness illegal dumping in Youngstown (fracking waste in Mahoning River)

By BOB DOWNING Published: February 5, 2013…

Added by caddisfly on February 6, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments


Ward 2 Councilwoman Patti Astorino will host a Stormwater Workshop at 7 p.m. January 31 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6151 Smith Road.  The workshop will feature a representative from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Residents who attend will receive information on the Regional Stormwater Management Program and how to apply for an individual property credit of 25 percent.

Added by caddisfly on January 10, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Phosphorous run-off major problem in Lakes Erie and Ontario

(Newser) – A three-year environmental study has produced a color-coded map of the Great Lakes, with Ontario and Erie clearly under the most stress from a hodgepodge of factors, reports the Detroit Free Press. (See the map here.) One big culprit with those two lakes, however, is…


Added by caddisfly on December 18, 2012 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Federal Indictment for Fish Kill Polluters

Cyanide identified as cause of April fish kill in Rocky River; Grafton couple indicted (video)

James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer

on October 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM, updated October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM…

Added by caddisfly on October 10, 2012 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Information for Equestrian users of Cleveland Metroparks trails

Bridle Trail Clarification

Thanks to Trail Monitors for inquiring about equestrian use on an unmarked trail through the woods that connects South Rocky River Drive to North Quarry Lane near the Music Mound in Mill Stream Run Reservation. For your information, the following is a response from Mounted Unit Sergeant, Richard…


Added by caddisfly on December 31, 1969 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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