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This page includes Euclid Creek Watershed Plans, Fact Sheets, Brochures, Maps and Friends of Euclid Creek Resources.  Click on a category above to view the related publications.  

Conservation Easements

Cuyahoga SWCD holds nearly 300 acres of selected wetlands and riparian lands in conservation easements. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust, private non-profit organization, or a government agency (Cuyahoga SWCD) that limits certain land uses while protecting others. Landowners retain the title and certain rights to the property, but not in ways that infringe upon the conservation easement agreement.

Conservation Easements - Leave It Natural

Information on the benefits of conserving property via conservation easment.

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Cuyahoga County Wetlands Inventory and Report

Cuyhaoga SWCD hired Davey Resource Group in 2006 to conduct an inventory of wetlands in Cuyahoga County. With assistance from Davey Resource Group, the remaining wetlands were mapped. This information is useful for communities, and a tool to help protect the last remaining wetlands in the county. The following information is a Cuyahoga countywide map and the full report in .pdf format for you to download.

Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease, FOEC publication

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Drainage Around Your Home

A Guide for Managing Improper Drainage

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Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan (WAP), 2006

The Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan (WAP) was endorsed by the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio EPA in July 2006. Thanks to the Euclid Creek communities and all that participated in the development of the plan.

The Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan sets goals and guidance to establish stewardship activities to protect, restore, and manage the watershed. This comprehensive plan for the watershed includes a watershed resource inventory, identifies problems, and provides watershed-wide and sub-watershed recommendations and solutions to benefit its communities for the future.

For comments, or to inquire about ongoing updates / revisions to the plan, please contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580x16.

Euclid Creek Watershed Boundary Street Map

Euclid Creek Watershed Map - boundary, communities and streets

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Euclid Creek Watershed Cartoon Map

Euclid Creek Watershed Cartoon Maps - Map of Watershed and percentages of communities in Watershed - created by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in 2006. Great resource for school age children's watershed education.

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Euclid Creek Watershed Fact Sheet and Map

Euclid Creek Watershed Fact Sheet

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Euclid Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report, 2005 (Ohio EPA document)

The Euclid Creek Watershed TMDL, 2005, Ohio EPA Document prepared at same time as Euclid Creek WAP: approved by the U.S. EPA on September 27, 2005.

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, established under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1313), is federally mandated for all impaired water. The main branch of Euclid Creek currently does not meet water quality standards and is considered in non-attainment of the Clean Water Act, while the East Branch of Euclid Creek is in partial attainment of meeting water quality standards.

The TMDL program focuses on identifying and restoring polluted rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waterbodies. A TMDL is a written, quantitative assessment of water quality problems in a waterbody and contributing sources of pollution. It specifies the amount a pollutant needs to be reduced to meet water quality standards (WQS), allocates pollutant load reductions, and provides the basis for taking actions needed to restore a waterbody.

To see the report without appendices, click here.

To see the TMDL appendices, click here.