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Euclid Creek Blog

*This is the first post in a continuing series on backyard stream management.* Through the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District’s Watershed Program, we are starting a new blog series to discuss problems property owners may face with their back yard stream and resources for finding solutions. Most property owners do not always know what to do with their... read more

Volca-NO! The mulch piled up around these trunks can cause bark rot. Spread your mulch out and away from the tree's trunk out to the canopy width.

We've all seen it, the tree lined streets with the volcanoes (Think Volca-NO!) of mulch carefully piled up knee high around the tree trunks. We spend a lot of money for that mulch, and unfortunately when it is piled high around the base of a trunk, it is not fufilling its purpose. In fact many of our urban trees... read more

Depending on where you live in Cuyahoga County, you may have room for a tiny garden or a whole lot more. When it comes to gardening—and the potential benefits of creating wonderful habitat for wildlife, size doesn’t really restrict your ability to provide great spaces. Since 2006, the Cuyahoga SWCD has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF)... read more

With our increasingly busy lives, protecting local waters isn't usually an issue that crosses most people’s minds. But if you value your health and the health of your surroundings then it should. Our well-being is linked to the health of our waters. Our drinking water comes directly from Lake Erie, so protecting the tributaries to the lake ultimately... read more

Honeybees

Bee Friendly! Honeybees are under a great deal of stress lately. Honeybee populations have dropped 50% in the past 25 years. Colony collapse disorder is wiping out entire hives almost overnight. There are pests and diseases, pesticides and herbicides, genetically modified crops, lack of diversity and habitat loss that contribute to the decline of the honeybee. We’ve all heard that... read more