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Euclid Creek Blog

A tributary to Euclid Creek, a common watershed address for many in Cuyahoga County.

Do you know your watershed address? I’m not talking about the long string of numbers that scientists use to number each major watershed and call the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC). I’m talking about the name of the nearest stream to where you live or work- where any water that falls where you’re standing will eventually drain to. Around... read more

Hi FOEC MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, The months are flying! We had our July board meeting in my yard in Euclid. All socially distant! It was fun and very productive. Here is what is happening: Education Committee We are combing through our 2020 calendar to see what we can do. We must cancel the July and August sewer lecture and tour. In... read more

Have you ever driven by a street tree with its roots overgrowing the sidewalk, or a sycamore with half of its branches removed to make room for utility lines and thought: There has got to be a better way! Well, the staff at many local conservation agencies have often thought the same. When planted properly in a well thought... read more

The curtain is drawn and I stop to notice… A chipmunk sniffs and darts across a flag stone, then climbs into the false sunflower pot as it searches for a snack. A bee takes off from the yellow flower pedals. Yonder, in the white clover speckled grass, are two morning doves. They’re joined for a moment by a house sparrow... read more

Can you tell the difference between this native sumac tree and...

As I was walking the dog along our local Rails to Trails all-purpose trail last week, I noticed the sumac were starting to fruit out. (Note: For the purposes of this article, I am not distinguishing between Smooth Sumac, Staghorn Sumac or hybrids of the two.) With its bright red, cone-shaped fruit clusters it is hard to miss... read more