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FRIENDS OF EUCLID CREEK MAY UPDATE

Posted on 05/26/21 by Elizabeth in Friends of Euclid Creek

Hi, Everyone, Friends of Euclid Creek will at last be able to move our activities outside and have inside group presentations. Hope to meet all of you in person soon! 2021 Scholarship Winner Nina Savastano, Lyndhurst. Nina will be a senior at John Carroll University, majoring in Environmental Science. Nina plans on staying in the watershed area to work in an... read more

From Rust Belt to Green Belt-More Trees Please!

Posted on 05/25/21 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Those of us working in conservation understand the importance of trees and their benefits, both human and environmental. In Cuyahoga County an analysis of the urban tree canopy, revealed that the canopy is shrinking. Once known as the Forest City, Cleveland’s tree canopy has gone from abundant to abysmal, shrinking from 19% to 17% in less than a... read more

Rainfall Estimates Are Outdated for Effective Stormwater Management Design

Posted on 05/20/21 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Flooding near Big Creek (image courtesy of WKYC)

Whether it's pollinators, urban runoff, stream stabilization, or litter; within the field of conservation we all have different interests; and that's fine. Conservation topics are as diverse as the world we live in. However, the relentless cacophony of general news media paired with tailor made social media algorithms is likely resulting in important topics being overlooked by people... read more

Mark Your Calendars for the 2021 Rocky River Clean - Up!

Posted on 05/11/21 by Meg in Rocky River Watershed

The Rocky River Clean-Up has been going on annually for nearly a decade and a half, a local tradition for the first Saturday in June. In the past it has entailed a large group of volunteers coming out to tackle litter along the river followed by a cookout. Sadly, last year it was canceled due to COVID-19 (we’ll... read more

April/May Showers Bring May Flowers & Stormwater Issues

Posted on 05/04/21 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

Erosion control matting on a hill for permanent stabilization. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

April/May showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring stormwater control issues on construction sites. Spring rains and thunderstorms are now upon us and this means construction site supervisors need to plan for large rain events. Supervisors, don't just be reactive after the storm, be proactive and get ahead of it in order to minimize... read more

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