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.
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: Christi Carlson, Brian Gilbert, Patrick Henry, Jim Juknialis, Anna Kozlenko, and Annie Roberto (starting September 1).
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:
Become a Member or Donate to FOEC Today! Click here for more information.
Events & Meetings:
General Watershed Events and FOEC General monthly meetings - click here and sort by "Euclid Creek"
To learn about the FOEC Scholarship Program, click here.
Friends of Euclid Creek's position on the Cuyahoga County Public Library's plans to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library / the Telling Mansion - click here
Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC)
P.O. Box 21384
South Euclid, Ohio 44121
FOEC Email: FriendsOfEuclidCreek@gmail.com
Facebook Site: Like “Friends of Euclid Creek” today!
Monthly General Meetings: FOEC meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Acacia Reservation (Dino's at Acacia), 26899 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 44124 (meeting dates/locations may change, so confirm meeting details on the FOEC facebook page, or on the events calendar).