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What is that plant and how do I get it?

Posted on 06/23/20 by Amy in Educational Outreach

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Thirteen years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into... read more

How a Tree Disease and the Patriarchy Gave You Seasonal Allergies

Posted on 06/16/20 by Jakob in Urban Agriculture

Photo of pollen bloom in Durham, North Carolina.  Photo courtesy of Jeremy Gilchrist

Recently I came across a Cheddar Explains video that explained How Humans Caused Our Own Allergies. The video mainly cites the work of Thomas Leo Ogren, who when working in landscaping in the 70's discovered that his workers tended to show more symptoms of allergies under male trees. This led to a life’s long work in pollen allergy... read more

Friends of Euclid Creek June Email

Posted on 06/10/20 by Elizabeth in Friends of Euclid Creek

Hello Friends of Euclid Creek Members and Friends, By now you have received Ken's notice of the election results and his good-bye to all of you. He gave 12 years of great volunteer work to FOEC and we owe him, Chris Vild who volunteered for 8 years, Anna Kozlenko, and Madelon Watts a big THANK YOU for their service!... read more

Sea Breeze: more than just scented hand soap

Posted on 06/09/20 by Brent in Storm Water Services

Land Breeze / Sea Breeze graphic

The phrase “sea breeze” conjures up a variety of images for many people. Relaxing on the beach, a cleverly named cocktail, or even the familiar scent of a candle. For me, the term is a reminder of the extra effort I will have to put in when out bicycling in the Cleveland area. The term sea breeze and... read more

Porch Pollinator Habitat: A Native Plant Experiment

Posted on 06/02/20 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

The start of my porch pollinator habitat in 2019. Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

Ohio's native plants provide so many benefits to the environment. Their blooms and fruit provide food for all kinds of wildlife, from the itty bitty bugs to large mammals, including humans. Their leaves and branches provide CO2 reduction, oxygen production, and shelter for wildlife. Their long root systems provide soil stability and health as well as stormwater infiltration.... read more