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 environmental field after graduation. We wish her the best of luck, she deserves it (see picture of Nina and Jeanette Evans in the beautiful Dusty Goldenrod Preserve).

Membership, Natalie Keyerleber

June 15 is our Annual Meeting via zoom. To register please go to our website HOME | Friends of Euclid Creek.

By-Law changes ballots will be sent to paid members only very soon. Please take a moment to vote on the 4 issues.

We have 1 new member this month. Please welcome: Sue Diehm, Lyndhurst. Sue is also the winner of the FOEC Rain Barrel drawing! Ellen Howard, Euclid is one of our Native Plant Garden Crew. Thanks, Sue & Ellen for your support of FOEC!

Education, Steve McIntosh

The April 27 Roy Larick presentation on “Using On-Line Apps to Improve Your Home and the Watershed” was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Good news for Roy Larick fans. He will present on Oct. 26, on a different subject. Possibly about his research project on "Area Moses Cleveland Trees".

The May 8 “Drain Painting with Keep Euclid Beautiful” was postponed due to weather. Everyone was set up at three school sites in Euclid but it was too windy to spray paint. It will be rescheduled very soon.

Our Enviroscape table is here! After we get trained on it we will take it around the watershed to show people what happens on the land impacts our water. This is a great fun VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Please reply to Steve McIntosh if interested in learning how to use this educational tool, Steven McIntosh.

Conservation, Esther Trepal

The conservation committee is investigating ways to get the lesser celandine out of the conservation areas. Brian Gilbert is testing different methods of removal. Definitely trying to avoid spray with any herbicides. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Help is needed in the conservation areas removing invasives, mapping plants, and other helpful tasks. Please reply to Esther Trepal if interested. We have bluebirds nesting in the boxes we put up this spring!

Donations - THANK YOU!

Barb Holtz, former FOEC president sent a nice donation with her membership renewal. Barb was also one of the designers of our lovely Friends of Euclid Creek Native Plant Garden in 2019. Thank you Al Hanes of the Hanes Family Foundation for the $300 dollar donation for plants to put in the Native Plant Garden. The Hanes Family Foundation also paid for our wonderful garden sign last year.

Native Plant Garden, Kelly Butauski

The deer fence is out and many plants are coming in at the FOEC garden at Sims Park, Euclid. If you would like a list of the plants in there reply back to me. Deb Kramarz, Garden Leader, and I are going to native plant gardens and a nursery to decide what else to put in there this year.

Environmental news

More Volunteer Opportunities - https://mailchi.mp/f76bc38dd1ed/euclid-creek-april2021

Ohio State U Bee Lab Classes - Webinars, Workshops and Short Courses | Bee Lab (osu.edu)

Nature Scoop May - https://mailchi.mp/8842d0d2451a/nature-scoop-may-2021

Cleveland Metroparks Mobil App for parks - Mobile Applications | Cleveland Metroparks

Everyone is now so busy now with outside activities, yard work, graduations, weddings and long awaited vacations. Have fun, but don't forget to do something to help the environment every day!

Kelly Butauski

Friends of Euclid Creek, President

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