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Friends of Euclid Creek February Update

Hi, Everyone,

It's February already! I hope you have been enjoying our events via Zoom. The recordings are now being posted on our event-registration page with the event. 2021 Events Registration | Friends Euclid Creek (friendsofeuclidcreek.com) So far we have presented John Barber discussing removing invasive plants, and Stephen Love of the Cleveland Foundation on their environmental grant initiatives. We are off to a great start!

Education Committee - Steve McIntosh

On March 2, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our first ever Trivia Contest for members and friends! Steve has a fun evening planned with easy and not so easy environmental questions for you. We will give a Starbucks gift card to the winner and runner up. Instructions and rules will be sent out to all those that register The deadline to register is 2/28/2021: 2021 Events Registration | Friends Euclid Creek (friendsofeuclidcreek.com). This is a great opportunity for our new friends and members to meet everyone!

Marketing- Jim Juknialis

Jim and Natalie Keyerleber have teamed up to do a postcard promotion throughout the watershed (to residences close to the creek). The postcard will detail a drawing for a rainbarrel (see picture attached) for one lucky new member. The rainbarrel also includes installation. Quite a deal for a $25.00 membership! More details next month.

Did you know we are on social media?

Instagram - FriendsofEuclidCreek,Facebook - Euclid Creek Watershed Program (daily posts by Euclid Creek Watershed Program) and Podcasts on Spotify and Apple Music.

Membership - Natalie Keyerleber

Only members may vote on by-laws, elections, or issues of substantial importance to the Friends of Euclid Creek. Of course it is a great way to support the only all-volunteer watershed organization working in the Euclid Creek Watershed! (Membership form is attached.) Contact Natalie at if you want to know when you paid your dues last, Natalie Keyerleber. Thank you to our new members and all those that have renewed already! One of our new members is an accomplished photographer! Go to https://photos.app.goo.gl/9wK9MizweWCoQuJC9 to see Douglas Fox's beautiful pictures of the watershed. Thanks for sharing, Doug!

Conservation - Esther Trepal

Esther is looking for a permanent group of volunteers to regularly work in the Dusty Goldenrod Preserve this year. There are Lots of great opportunities to get involved and learn about and protect rare wetland plants. Or if you would like to just remain available for any big clean up days, please let her know. For information on the conservation properties THE WATERSHED | Friends of Euclid Creek.

Donations

We received two very nice donations from member Chris Vild and friend Vida Habjan. Thank you both so very much!

Grants

Great news! Friends of Euclid Creek has received the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District watershed grant along with our partners, Euclid Creek Watershed Program and Chagrin River Watershed Partners. We will use our $5,500 to promote the health of the Euclid Creek watershed in a variety of ways!

Our Watershed Podcast

The podcast that Natalie and Jim put together is getting around! Elizabeth Hiser, Euclid Creek Watershed Manager for Cuyahoga Soil & Water, featured it at the Euclid Creek Watershed Summit, and Lisa Meranti, Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program Manager, put it in this month's WVP Newsletter. If you have not heard it yet go here THE WATERSHED | Friends of Euclid Creek.

Congratulations to Our Award Winning Members and Volunteers!

Several FOEC members and volunteers were recognized by the Euclid Creek Watershed Program (Cuyahoga Soil & Water): Natalie Keyerleber, Esther Trepal, Neil Barrett, Brian Gilbert, Delores Pinchot, and new members Howard & Beth Simon. Thank you all! We are so proud of you!

Euclid Creek Watershed Virtual Summit hosted by Elizabeth Hiser, Meg Hennessey and Jared Bartley

Last month many of us around the watershed had a great zoom visit with each other at the Euclid Creek Watershed Virtual Summit. We had presentations by many of the environmental groups working in the watershed and other knowledgeable friends. It was so much fun and so informative to join together in a big group! Thank you, Elizabeth, for putting this together! I presented on Friends of Euclid Creek Year of 2020 and upcoming plans. If you would like to see my presentation let me know.

Environmental News and Events

Plant and Seed Sales Coming - Programs (cuyahogaswcd.org)

Native Plant Series - Events — Ecological Heights

Master Rain Gardener Class - Master Rain Gardener Program - CRWP

Wetlands are Critical for Clean Water - b9286e2e-7259-4a2f-aec5-991055332be0.pdf (constantcontact.com)

The Virtual Cleanup Campaign - https://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/events/2021/02/21/love-it-dont-trash-it

What is a Circular Economy? - https://www.sustainablecleveland.org/circular_economy_cleveland?fbclid=IwAR3BYk83akfdKZuuK6EkavigB3NdAFR0mYH38qZUBiMpJLGAgyTVgvo3SqQ

LET'S STAY ENVIRONMENTAL ALL YEAR LONG!

Kelly Butauski

Friends of Euclid Creek, President

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