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Euclid Creek Blog

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Construction sites are a common sight during the warmer months in NE Ohio. Every construction site where soil is disturbed through excavation or grading is required by the state of Ohio to have a stabilized construction entrance to minimize construction traffic from tracking sediment into public roadways. A stabilized construction drive consists of large stone, usually 1.5”- 3” in... read more

Photo Credit: Ohio DNR

North America's largest rodent is also nature's most amazing engineer. Beavers (Castor canadensis) are a keystone species, their presence or lack there of has a major impact on an ecosystem. They are one of only a few species, other than humans, that are capable of changing an entire ecosystem in order to benefit their own needs. They can... read more

Being a construction site inspector is one of the toughest jobs on the construction site. The inspector is the vital link between design and its fulfillment in the field. Often times the construction inspector is an underrated position that is seen by many as a necessary evil. There are many types of inspections that are required on the construction... read more

*This is the second post in a continuing series on backyard stream management.* River. Creek. Stream. Ditch. Run. Swale. There are hundreds of potential names for that flowing body of water in your back yard. If we’ve had a lot of rain lately, they’re probably not all suitable for polite company. But learning the different land forms that make... read more

*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