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A Few Simple Resolutions

Posted on 12/21/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Around this time of year most of us make New Year’s Resolutions: reduce stress, lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time with family. These are all worthy goals and could take quite a bit of effort to accomplish. However, there are also some easy resolutions we can make to improve the environment. Small efforts can make our world... read more

Friends of Euclid Creek Announces Fourth Environmental Studies Scholarship

Posted on 12/20/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Do you know a high school senior or college student interested in or pursuing an environmental degree? If that student lives in or has lived in a Euclid Creek Watershed community we've got a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for you! Please take some time over the holiday break to get the word out about this great opportunity and/or to... read more

Urban Ag Patterns Emerge

Posted on 12/13/16 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Bricks found in Bay Branch Farm - Pic by Annabel Khouri

My name is Justin Husher, and I’m the new Horticulture Specialist for Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. My main task over the upcoming year is to write the Blueprint to Urban Agriculture. However, the additional bullet points of my job description could be summarized as helping urban growers to get better at growing and selling. To that... read more

NATURALLY GRATEFUL

Posted on 12/10/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Jenn Grieser, Cleveland Metroparks, leads tour at Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst

The Thanksgiving table is just not grand enough to voice all blessings. But for many, just that one day of Thanksgiving sets in motion an attitude where gratitude more effortlessly comes to mind. The Creator’s magnificent work, coupled with vision of community leaders, led to the founding of the Cleveland Metroparks a century ago. In a blog post, an... read more

Winter SCM Maintenance Do's and Don'ts

Posted on 12/06/16 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

When alternative snow piling locations aren't provided, snow storage in bioretention may happen. This can clog and compact the bioretention.

It's finally winter in Northeast Ohio and while snow may be covering your permeable paver parking lot and bioretention basins, that doesn't mean there aren't still maintenance considerations to be had. #1 Do NOT! store snow in/on your stormwater control measures. Get out and talk to your friendly plowing staff and let them know about the locations of any stormwater... read more