Euclid Creek Blog


Posted on 04/18/17 by Amy in Educational Outreach

You want to clean this so bad, don't you? Settle down!! The critters will thank you!

Because I KNOW you remember my blog from October 13, 2015 about how it’s ok to be a lazy gardener and it’s better for your gardens to leave them messy over the Winter; or Claire’s blog from October 28, 2016 about leaving your flower beds and other landscaping in place over the Winter – because you so diligently... read more

Black Sunday (April 14th 1935): The Birth of Soil Conservation

Posted on 04/14/17 by Brent in Educational Outreach

Approaching dust storm. (Wikimedia)

During The Great Depression the plains states were ravaged by a decade long drought. Dust storms were not unusual but on Sunday, April 14th 1935 a storm blew up that would change history. The massive dust storm was reported to be 1000 miles long with wind speeds up to 100 miles per hour. The storm was comprised of 300,000... read more

Solving Stream Problems in Your Back Yard Series - The Importance of Floodplains to People and Wildlife

Posted on 04/04/17 by in Euclid Creek Watershed

Cross section of a functioning riparian (streamside) system

*This is the sixth post in a continuing series on backyard stream management.* What is a Floodplain and why are functional ones important? A floodplain is the flat, low lying area of land next to a river or stream that periodically floods at different points in time. Floodplains are hydrologically important, environmentally sensitive and ecologically productive areas that perform many... read more

Changing Hearts and Minds

Posted on 03/21/17 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

My job as the new Stormwater Educator is to help members of our Cuyahoga County communities become stewards of their individual environments as well as the environments they share. We often judge the effectiveness of education based on how well students can repeat back what they’ve been taught. If our goal in environmental education is to change behaviors,... read more

Water Education for a New Generation

Posted on 03/14/17 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Jacki Zevenbergen

Since 2003, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District has implemented an annual Public Involvement/Public Education Program (PIPE) for about half of the communities within the county. Last fall when the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District designated the Cuyahoga SWCD as a “preferred provider” for PIPE services, our long term goal of working with communities throughout Cuyahoga County became... read more