Euclid Creek Blog


Posted on 12/24/19 by Janine in Educational Outreach

As the year comes to a close—our 70th, the staff is putting on the finishing touches and getting ready for some much-deserved time off with friends and family. This is a time to be grateful and I want to thank the board, staff, our contributors, partners and volunteers for the abundance of opportunities to share our passion for... read more


Posted on 12/17/19 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Frozen 2

I like to think that I have good work/life boundaries but when you work in the environmental field, it is hard to turn it off sometimes. My career choice wasn't a fleeting thing. I chose to go to grad school to work in this field, knowing it was something that was in me all along. It doesn't just... read more

Calling All Master Rain Gardeners

Posted on 12/10/19 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach


This summer Cuyahoga SWCD hosted its first Master Rain Gardener workshop. This in depth 5-session course is based on the successful program from Washtenaw County, Michigan. Rain gardens capture and soak in rainwater. They slow down runoff and filter pollutants. This helps protect our local streams and lakes. The Master Rain Gardener course aims to build a community of rain... read more

Going N.U.T.S. for Trees!

Posted on 12/03/19 by Jared in Educational Outreach


Perhaps you have seen stories in the news recently about Cuyahoga County’s efforts to begin to restore its declining tree canopy – which now sits at 37% and falling. Through participation in Cuyahoga SWCD’s Native Urban Tree Starters (N.U.T.S.) program, students throughout Cuyahoga County will have the opportunity to contribute to these important efforts. The N.U.T.S. program aims to... read more

What We Can't See Can Hurt Us

Posted on 11/27/19 by Kelly in Storm Water Services

Rainwater samples collected across Colorado and analyzed under a microscope contained a rainbow of plastic fibers. Photo Credit: USGS

No, it's not microorganisms, viruses, or bacteria. It's microplastic. Plastic on the ground and in our waterways has been a topic for some time, but recent studies have discovered that plastic is also falling from the sky. This is scary and it makes sense when you think about it. So let's do that and take a walk through the... read more