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Do you know your Watershed Address?

Posted on 07/28/20 by Meg in Educational Outreach

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

Friends of Euclid Creek July News Update

Posted on 07/14/20 by Elizabeth in Friends of Euclid Creek

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

Forest City Tree Care Tools

Posted on 07/07/20 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

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

Diary of a Morning Hour

Posted on 07/06/20 by Elizabeth in Euclid Creek Watershed

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

It’s No Angel: The Devilish Nature of Tree of Heaven

Posted on 07/02/20 by Jared in Educational Outreach

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