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Euclid Creek

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) work to protect and restore the creek by helping people who live and work in the watershed become stewards of the land and water.

Organizational Overview: FOEC is a community-based watershed stewardship group, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which was formed in 2003 to support the development of the Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan.

Goal, Vision and Mission of FOEC:
Goal: To advocate for the health of the Euclid Creek Watershed.
Vision: FOEC is the citizen voice for the Euclid Creek Watershed.
Mission: To raise awareness about and preserve the natural features of the Euclid Creek Watershed.

Plans?
To see FOEC's Strategic Plan or other watershed plans, brochures, maps, click here.  Or to learn more about the Euclid Creek Watershed click here.

A Few Facts about Euclid Creek
The southern portion of Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation is the site of the abandoned village of Bluestone, which flourished in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Its inhabitants quarried the prized blue-gray stone for use in construction and in building sidewalks, some of which still remain throughout surrounding neighborhoods.
The reservation also includes stands of rare rock chestnut, part of a densely wooded environment that supports a renewed wildlife population. Some of the inhabitants making a comeback in the watershed include bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, wild turkey, coyote, beaver, red fox, and white-tailed deer.

Who are the FOEC Board Officers?
President: Ken Messinger-Rapport
Vice President: Chris Vild
Secretary: Sue Swisher
Treasurer: Christine Laskin
Directors: Brian Gilbert, Patrick Henry, Jim Juknialis, Anna Kozlenko, and Anne Roberto.
Officers serve from July 1 to June 30 each calendar year.

Serve on a Committee or on our Board of Directors: FOEC is looking for interested individuals to serve on one of our five Committees or on the Board which meets monthly.  Contact FOEC President to inquire about open positions by emailing FriendsOfEuclidCreek@gmail.com.  
Board Committees: to learn more about the purpose and goals of each committee, click here.  The Committees are: 
     Conservation Committee
     Education Committee
     Membership Committee
     Marketing Committee
     Fundraising Committee

Become a Member or Donate to FOEC Today
!  Click here for more information.

Events & Meetings:
General Watershed Events and FOEC meetings - click here and sort by "Euclid Creek"

Scholarship:
To learn about the FOEC Scholarship Program, click here.

Watershed Training: 
Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program
While we would love for you to become involved with our local watershed initiatives through Friends of Euclid Creek, a great resource for watershed training and stewardship is the Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program (WVP).  Established in 2012, the Watershed Volunteer Program (WVP) is an effort to engage citizens in an array of active management projects to improve watershed conditions. WVP promotes stewardship through learning opportunities, restoration projects, and monitoring activities. For more information, go to their website here.

Contact Information:
Address:
Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC)
P.O. Box 21384
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

FOEC Email: FriendsOfEuclidCreek@gmail.com

Website: www.EuclidCreekWatershed.org 

Facebook Site: Like “Friends of Euclid Creek” today!

Meetings: FOEC meets the first Tuesday most months of the year and programs include educational programs, tours of restoration projects, etc.  As the meetings change location and time, check the website events page, our FOEC facebook page, or sign up for our monthly emails at the bottom of the home page to confirm meeting details.