Meet Lisa Meranti: One of the Many Watershed Stewards in Northeast Ohio

Lisa Meranti likes to say, "Spread the message downstream." She's been with the Cleveland Metroparks for a more than three years as the Watershed Stewardship Program coordinator. The stewardship program is a type of citizen science — it combines education programs about the watershed along learning how to reach out to the community and get [...]

Peninsula: The Small Park Town That ‘Has Not Changed At All’ Centuries Later

Traveling throughout Cuyahoga Valley National Park, people might come across a small town tucked away in the heart of the park — Peninsula. Visitors are greeted by a white church and small strip of shops and restaurants. There aren’t any chain stores like Starbucks or Rocknes — it’s all locally-owned businesses with more than 22 [...]

About Me

My name is Lydia Taylor, and I'm a second-year graduate student at Kent State University earning my M.A. in journalism.  I graduated with my B.S. in multimedia journalism from Kent in 2018. My goal is to be a health reporter and help people across the nation find out more about their mysterious illnesses and what [...]

Invasive species — What exactly does that mean?

The term "invasive species" gets thrown around quite a bit in environmental science — but what exactly does it mean? If you're thinking it's something that "invades privacy," or that it's "a lot" of something, you're on the right track. A invasive species is a species that is not native to the area and can [...]