The goals of the Euclid Creek Watershed Council (ECWC) are to promote inter-jurisdictional cooperation in addressing watershed issues in the Euclid Creek watershed, including cooperation with the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator to implement the Watershed Action Plan for the Euclid Creek.
Background and History
In 2000, 10 municipalities in the Euclid Creek Watershed organized informally, with the assistance of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), to form a Euclid Creek Watershed Council to address common environmental, stormwater, and development concerns in the Watershed.
In 2001, NOACA obtained a grant from the Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund to develop a regional stormwater program model for USEPA’s Phase II program and to undertake a demonstration of the use of this model with Euclid Creek communities. Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) served as the watershed coordinator for this demonstration effort.
In 2002, Cuyahoga SWCD obtained a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to continue the Watershed Coordinator role for Euclid Creek. Consistent with the goals of the ODNR Watershed Coordinator Program, the purposes of this agreement were a) to facilitate development of a watershed plan for Euclid Creek, and b) to promote coordinated participation of local units of government in the development of the plan.
Other goals of the Council are to a) encourage broad based-stakeholder involvement in the watershed planning process, and b) to assist the member communities of the Council in complying with the Phase II storm water program.
In 2004, the ECWC established by-laws as an operational organization with governance.
Since 2004, the program has developed a Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan, established an annual public involvement and education program (PIPE) plan, and leveraged over $3.7 million to implement its programs and projects recommended in the Watershed Action Plan.
Euclid Creek Watershed Council:
The Euclid Creek Watershed Council is composed of the mayor of each community that participates in the Council or his/her official designee. The Watershed Coordinator is also a member of the Council and serves as the Secretary. The ECWC meets three times a year.
Watershed Council Committees:
Public Involvement & Public Education Committee (PIPE)
Role: Provides and plans outreach materials and activities to promote and educate residents on Euclid Creek and its stewardship.
Representatives consist of community residents and staff from each Euclid Creek community.
Meets: Once a year
Role: To provide and plan strategy to implement the Watershed Action Plan, TMDL and NPDES Phase II requirements on a watershed-wide collaborative basis.
Representatives consist of City Engineers, Service Directors and regional agencies.
Meets: On an as needed basis, usually 1-2 times a year
Volunteer Monitoring Program Committee
Role: To advise on monitoring program for the Euclid Creek watershed.
Representatives consist of local educational institutions and Friends of Euclid Creek members.
Meets: On an as needed basis, usually one time a year
Any one interested in serving on a subcommittee, please contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator or your local community.
To learn more about the Euclid Creek Volunteer Monitoring Program, click here.
WATERSHED COUNCIL MEETINGS:
December 1 Virtual Meeting - Agenda - Work Plan Update - PIPE Work Plan Update - Minutes - Meeting Slides - Meeting Recording
April 15 Virtual Meeting - Agenda - Work Plan - PIPE Work Plan - Work Plan Update - PIPE Work Plan Update - Meeting Recording - Draft Minutes
Mayors' Breakfast - October 3rd - hosted by Mayfield Village - Agenda - Presentation
August 1 - hosted by City of Lyndhurst - Agenda - Presentation - 2019 PIPE Work Plan Update - 2019 ECWC Annual Work Plan Update
July 26 - hosted by City of South Euclid - Agenda - Orlando Presentation - Annual Work Plan Update Report - PIPE Work Plan Update - Meeting Minutes
October 18 - hosted by City of Euclid - combined Watershed Summit and Cuyahoga SWCD Annual Meeting - Slide Show - Annual Work Plan Update - PIPE Work Plan Update - Euclid Slide Show - Wastewater Updates Slide Show - Bluestone Heights Slide Show
February 2 - hosted by City of Mayfield Heights - Agenda - MOU Presentation - 2016 ECWC Annual Work Plan Annual Report - 2017 ECWC Work Plan - Meeting Minutes
June 15 - hosted by City of Highland Heights - Agenda - Tree Canopy Presentation (species list, - 2017 ECWC Work Plan June Update - Draft Meeting Minutes
November 9 - Watershed Summit - hosted by City of Lyndhurst - Agenda - Program Presentation - PIPE Program Updates - ECWC Updates - Meeting Summary
2016 MEETINGS - Annual Program Report
March 24 - hosted by City of South Euclid - Agenda - Scott Hardy Ohio Sea Grant Presentation - 2015 ECWC Annual Work Plan Annual Report - 2016 ECWC Work Plan - Meeting Minutes
June 23 - hosted by City of Cleveland - Agenda - Lynette Harmon, NRCS Presentation - Cleveland Metroparks project updates - 2016 ECWC Annual Work Plan, June Update - 2016 PIPE Committee Work Plan Update - Meeting Minutes
October 6 - Watershed Summit hosted by Mayfield Village - Agenda - Program Presentation - Acacia Presentation - PIPE Program Updates - ECWC Program Updates - Meeting Summary
For meeting information prior to 2016, contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580 x1002.
PIPE COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
2021 PIPE program:
Annual Meeting Recording
2020 PIPE Program:
2020 Work Plan
2019 PIPE Program:
2018 PIPE Program
Outreach Theme: On the Road to Clean Water – Everyone lives in a watershed, and in Cuyahoga County everyone lives in the Lake Erie watershed. Because of this watershed connection, our activities on and around our roadways – from how we maintain our cars and boats, to how we keep paved surfaces safe in winter - directly impact our local waterways and Lake Erie.
January 30 - hosted by City of Mayfield Heights - Agenda, 2018 PIPE Work Plan, draft meeting minutes
Summer Update - by email
October 18 - Watershed Summit & Cuyahoga SWCD Annual Meeting hosted by City of Euclid
2017 PIPE Program - Annual Program Report
Outreach Theme: Lake Erie - Don't Waste It - Everyone lives in a watershed and everyone lives in the Lake Erie watershed. Because of this watershed connection, our activities at home, at school at work and throughout the community directly impact not only Lake Erie, but also our local waterways. Promotes the reduction of stormwater pollution from pet waste, human waste (HSTS/Illicit Discharge), Household Hazardous Waste, Yard Waste and Commercial Waste (e.g., restaurant grease).
March 10 - hosted by City of South Euclid - 2017 NECC PIPE Work Plan, Meeting minutes
Summer Update - by email - July Work Plan Update
October 9 - Watershed Summit hosted by City of Lyndhurst (5-7pm)
2016 PIPE Program - Annual Program Report
Outreach Theme: Lake Erie Starts Here - Everyone lives in a watershed, and in Cuyahoga County everyone lives in the Lake Erie watershed. Because of this watershed connection, our activities at home, at school at work and throughout the community directly impact not only Lake Erie, but also our local waterways. Outreach and involvement activities will identify this connection and provide recommendations and opportunities to make a positive watershed impact to various target audiences.
February 12 - hosted by City of Richmond Heights - Agenda - 2015 Program Accomplishments-PIPE - 2016 Annual Work Plan - Meeting Minutes
June Update - by email - 2016 PIPE Work Plan, June Update
October 6 - Watershed Summit hosted by Mayfield Village (5-7pm)
For meeting or PIPE Program information prior to 2016, contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580 x1002.