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Euclid Creek Blog

Hello Friends of Euclid Creek Members, Volunteers and Friends, Did you know Friends of Euclid Creek is helping to protect conservation sites? Those are lands that have been protected by a conservation agency to preserve the lands' environmental qualities. West Creek Conservancy purchased three sites in the Euclid Creek Watershed, with Clean Ohio grants, and is now the "owner".... read more

Erosion rill from concentrated surface flows causing sediment accumulation by the bioretention basin.

On March 10th and 11th, I attended an Inspection and Maintenance Certification Course for Stormwater Control Measures in Ohio. This course taught me many essential installation and long-term post-installation maintenance issues for detention basins, wetlands, swales, permeable pavers, green roofs, and bioretention basins. One debate all of us taking the class had was, if perimeter controls are used (such... read more

Did that catch your attention? At this time of year, the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District staff is typically working in the hyper-fast lane. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, it is still life in the fast lane, but with different or modified delivery mechanisms. Staff has been working on a variety of virtual programs and ideas –for teachers, students,... read more

Damaged and swamped skimmer from freeze & thaw cycles

Ordinarily around this time of year a member of the stormwater staff would write a blog post discussing the need to do a spring clean-up on constructions sites. Even though Northeast Ohio has had a relatively mild winter, many of the temporary erosion and sediment controls that keep sediment out of our waterways are in poor condition and... read more

Everyone is waiting for good weather to get out and work in the yard. We look longingly out the window only to see rotting leaves, debris, and dead plant stems. It may look unsightly to us but there are hundreds of insects in those leaves and stems. Our yards are their cozy winter beds and nurseries. Unlike us,... read more