Erie Conservation Blog

2020 Watershed Report Cards

Watershed Report CardsEach year, water quality data collected by NERRS/ESWCD staff, volunteer stream monitors, and the local health department, to rate the health of three local streams in Erie County: Mills Creek, Pipe Creek, and Old Woman Creek.  Although volunteer monitoring of these streams has...

2021 Poster Contest

2021 Stewardship Week Poster Contest Introducing the 2021 Stewardship Week Poster Contest! This year's theme is: “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”. Students K-12 are encouraged to submit posters based on this topic by April 16th. The winning posters will be announced during stewardship week at the end...

Furbearer Roadkill Survey

Ohio's Furbearer Roadkill SurveyIn 1979, the ODNR Division of Wildlife began conducting roadkill surveys in the spring (March and April) for several furbearers and small game mammals, most lately focusing mainly on raccoons, skunks, opossums, and woodchucks.  This annual survey method used for long-term monitoring...

River Otter Survey

2021 River Otter Bridge Crossing Survey Once native to Ohio, the North American river otter was one species of wildlife that had been completely extirpated by the early 1900’s.  Though the river otter is still somewhat rarely seen in a majority of the counties throughout the...