Euclid Creek Blog

Making Your Home Bird Friendly

Posted on 05/22/18 by Megan in Educational Outreach

A happy Chestnut-Sided Warbler at Magee Marsh. (my photo)

As the weather warms up, migratory birds pass through Ohio on their long journey from the breeding grounds. Spring migration (March 15-June 1) and Fall migration (August 15-October 31) are fantastic times to see migratory species, especially for those of us lucky enough to live close to Lake Erie. I recently took a trip to Magee Marsh and... read more

Watershed Moments

Posted on 05/16/18 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

The Bees just learned they had the highest overall score...

This year the NACD poster contest topic is “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”. Such an inclusive topic – when the water hits the ground it has to go somewhere so we all live in a watershed (drainage area). We can‘t wait to see what types of art work the students in grades K-12 create to represent this topic!... read more

Plants! Get Your Native Plants Here!

Posted on 05/01/18 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Me and Chester with my new native plant babies at the 2017 North Chagrin Nature Center Native Plant Sale.  Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

Spring is finally upon us! Well...maybe...it is northeast Ohio after all; it could snow tomorrow for all we know. But regardless of what tricks Mother Nature as up her sleeve, it's native plant sale time! Why is this a big deal you ask? Because native plants play amazing roles in our ecosystem, that's why! They were here first. Before... read more

Backyard Math

Posted on 04/24/18 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Visual representation of bamboo scenario.

Here at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, I field questions all the time about fertilizer application rates. So in this month’s spring season blog, I will be reviewing and calculating some real life scenarios that have come my way. A quick primer on fertilizer math is necessary to begin. Fertilizers are typically sold with a three number code... read more

Spring Stormwater Control Measure Maintenance Tips

Posted on 04/17/18 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

Detention (dry) basin in Solon.

It may not feel like it today, but it is indeed spring in Ohio. Spring is a great time to freshen up our yards and do needed maintenance. The same goes for stormwater control measures like rain gardens, permeable pavement, green roofs, and basins. Our Stormwater Control Measure Maintenance Tips outreach campaign continues this month to deliver useful information... read more