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Euclid Creek Blog

The onset of cooler weather has seen leaves turn to various shades of oranges, yellows, and reds which set the Fall forest ablaze with color. All too quickly though those colors faded marking the onset of wintery conditions and a period of dormancy for trees. The best time for planting a tree is during this dormancy period. I... read more

Drainage Issues Causing Problems for a Homeowner

Part of what we do at Cuyahoga SWCD is to respond to landowner requests for assistance related to natural resource issues such as flooding, erosion and poor drainage. Sometimes there’s a relatively simple fix – stop mowing right up to the edge of the stream, for example. But other times a more complex, a.k.a. expensive, solution is required.... read more

Chris Vild on City of Beachwood, gives a proper planting demonstration to the group.

On October 11, Euclid Creek Watershed Program partners had our final big outreach event of the year. FOEC, West Creek Conservancy, and Cuyahoga SWCD protected a beautiful 12-acre wooded site adjacent to the Highland Heights Community Park in July with Clean Ohio funding. The site has headwater tributaries to Euclid Creek running through it and sensitive wetlands, but... read more

Acacia Reservation Chemistry monitoring

This event was the first of its kind in the Watershed and a whole lot of fun! On October 4, 60 participants and volunteers helped us take a snapshot of the creek's health with stops at Acacia Reservation, Highland Picnic Area - Euclid Creek Reservation (ECR), and Wildwood Park - ECR to do monitoring.It was a brisk morning... read more

Volunteers removing invasive phragmites and cattail in the bioswale at Wildwood Park.

The Wildwood Park Fall Cleanup Day was a big success on September 20. Volunteers from the East Shore Park Club neighborhood, Friends of Euclid Creek, CASE students, Euclid High School, and the Watershed Volunteer Program volunteers helped remove invasive phragmites and cattail in the bioswale. We also harvested Wingstem native plant seeds to disperse along the Euclid Creek streambank... read more