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Euclid Creek Blog

The Great Falls in 1900 now hidden behind the Gorge Dam.  Photo Credit: SCHS Pockrandt.

The removal of a piece of history, though sad, can be a really good thing. In an effort to free the Cuyahoga River and return it to its natural flow, the now obsolete dams throughout the length of the river are in the process of being removed. Not only are they no longer functional and serve no purpose,... read more

Team Bobcat performing rangeland assessment. Photo courtesy of USDA.

It’s great to be back at the District in Cleveland, Ohio! For the last three weeks, I’ve been in Lincoln, Nebraska, taking part in the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Planning Bootcamp (say that three times fast). I feel that I’ve learned more in the past three weeks than I’ve learned in the past three years. Before... read more

Westlake City staff removing trash from a basin outlet.

Summer thunderstorms bring wind and rain which can move trash and debris into Stormwater Control Measures (basins, green infrastructure, detention units etc.) making monthly debris removal maintenance important to prevent clogs that could cause flooding. Our Stormwater Control Measure Maintenance Tips outreach campaign continues this month to deliver useful information and seasonal tips for property owners, managers, contractors, and... read more

Twenty Years and Counting…Bags of Trash On Saturday, June 1, volunteers spanned throughout the Big Creek watershed for the 20th Annual Big Creek Clean Up. From Parma Heights in the south, north to the Oxbow area in Brooklyn, and along the Chevy Branch in the Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood, approximately 50 volunteers pulled out trash and debris that littered the creek. Over... read more

Seriously, look at her! Glorious bumble bee just loving the dandelion pollen!!

It's just a little past time for this post but the little yellow flowers that some love to hate are still popping up in yards. Personally, I celebrate dandelions. They are one of the first flowers to emerge after a long winter. All types of bees use them for food and often they are the only food available... read more