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Concrete Washout Pits & You

Posted on 07/26/16 by in Storm Water Services

A temporary and disposable concrete washout pit.

Such a common part of many construction sites that the inclusion of a concrete washout pit (CWOP) on a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) is second nature. Concrete washout is non-sediment pollutant that must be prevented from discharging off-site. It has an extremely high pH and contains other admixture chemicals. It is the responsibility of the permittee to... read more

Bikes, Bees & Butterflies

Posted on 07/19/16 by Amy in Educational Outreach

A pollinator bike garden that was placed in a park around the Shaker Lakes

Two years ago I was given the opportunity to work with my next door neighbor, Ann Cicarella, developing her new start-up business Bikes, Bees & Butterflies. What began as a hobby for Ann has now become her main priority. Ann is a retired landscape designer who made her mere interests become something so much more. She began Bikes,... read more

Cleaning Green

Posted on 07/15/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Most of the cleaning products we buy at the store contain harsh chemicals. Many have handling warnings and cautions: wear gloves, don’t inhale. Those warning are there for a reason. They really can harm us through contact while we clean. When rinsed down the drain they go back to the water or sewer plant ending up in our... read more

Mercury In Our Waterways

Posted on 07/12/16 by Amy in Educational Outreach

1. Main source of mercury in our waterways is from fossil fuel burning.

Mercury is a heavy metal element that can have serious effects on our waterways and aquatic ecosystems. It is a neurotoxin that has an effect on fish, wildlife, and humans. But how does mercury get into our waterways? The main source of mercury is from atmospheric deposition that is contracted through rain, snow, and dry particles. How does... read more

Friends of Euclid Creek Awards Third Annual Scholarship to Mayfield Heights Student

Posted on 07/05/16 by Friends of Euclid Creek in Friends of Euclid Creek

Christi Carlson, FOEC President, presents Hrishikesh

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of its 2016 annual Environmental Education scholarship is Hrishikesh "Gopal" Mandal. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student residing in the Euclid Creek watershed who has exhibited the potential to make a contribution to the environment through a related field of study. Gopal is a... read more