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Dark and Stormy: Remembering May 12, 2014

Posted on 05/05/15 by Jared in Rocky River Watershed

Damage to Valley Parkway in the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation as a result of the May 12, 2014 flood.

Next Tuesday will mark the 1-year anniversary of the storm that dropped nearly 5-inches of rain over a 6 hour period during the evening of May 12, 2014. Concentrated mostly in southwest Cuyahoga County and Northern Medina County, the storm left in its wake lasting images of flooded roads, parking lots and basements, scoured stream channels and damaged... read more

Spring Time is the Best Time to Plant Streamside Trees

Posted on 04/28/15 by Claire in Educational Outreach

Leaving a 25' vegetated buffer helps stream health.  So keep mowing further than in this instance.

With Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations of last week fresh in our minds, there is much we can do around our own yard to help the environment and our local water quality - like planting native plants, and reducing our use of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides. But those of us who live on a stream have a... read more

FOEC Spring Celebration Fundraiser Recap

Posted on 04/24/15 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Ken Messinger Rapport, Carolyn Sugiuchi, Chris Vild and Virginia Aveni - FOEC members busy at work preparing for the fundraiser

Friends of Euclid Creek held our first big fundraiser on Friday, April 24 at Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst. 93 generous Friends of Euclid Creek supporters enjoyed a great evening and raised nearly $2,500 to support education and outreach and to add to the Land Conservation Fund to protect sensitive land in the watershed! What a great evening we had... read more

Get Involved: Tracking Streambank Erosion and Sedimentation

Posted on 04/21/15 by Elizabeth in Rocky River Watershed

Streambank with Extreme erosion potential

The spring thaw has occurred and the 2015 sampling season is ramping up. While we will be doing our traditional water quality sampling throughout the Rocky River watershed, we will also be doing additional streambank erosion assessments in the Baldwin Creek watershed. Baldwin Creek is a tributary to the East Branch of the Rocky River that has been... read more

Plant Flowers, Not Litter

Posted on 04/14/15 by Janine in Educational Outreach

The snow has melted, the spring flowers are blooming and the tree buds are beginning to pop. After a long Cleveland winter, it is marvelous to witness the greening of our surroundings. Unfortunately, spring’s beauty is marred by the wind-blown, carelessly discarded or criminally-dumped litter and debris that seems to be ubiquitous. Unbelievable quantities of paper, plastic, debris... read more