Euclid Creek Blog

Remember the New Kids on the Block song "The Right Stuff?" Well, we are asking you to use The Right S.A.L.T. (and we hope you are singing that song now). It's estimated that more than 22 million tons of salt are scattered on the roads othe the U.S. annually, equaling about 137 pounds per person. That's a lot of... read more

Top 10…no wait, 22 of 2022 at Cuyahoga SWCD As we wrap up 2022 and look back on the year, we started to jot down highlights of all that we’ve accomplished at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD). What started as a top 10 list quickly turned into a top 15, which quickly turned into a top 20.... read more

Bradford Pear flowers - photo credit MichiganFlora.net

I’ve had a countdown on my phone for a while now counting down to January 7, 2023. It’s not some belated New Year’s Eve party, not my birthday or an anniversary, but to something I’ve been calling “the end of Bradford Pears." In September of 2014, the Ohio General Assembly granted the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) the exclusive... read more

View of the beautiful downtown Cleveland skyline from the center of the southern boundary of the site off the eastern side of Carter Rd.

I know this blog will be a tough one for me to write. Additionally, I know that this blog contains ideas which some people will not agree with. However, these ideas are just the way I feel. The vacant land on Scranton Peninsula in Cleveland should not be turned into apartments, but rather, a park. This park would have... read more

An acorn grub emerges.  Photo by Lake County Forest Preserves in Lake County, IL.

There is something both exciting and terrifying about watching an acorn grub wiggle its way out of an acorn. (If you haven’t had a chance to see this small wonder, blogger Carol Doeringer has posted a video in this blog entry). The first time students see an acorn grub they often scream. However, after I reassure them from... read more


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