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Resources

This page includes Euclid Creek Watershed Plans, Fact Sheets, Brochures, Maps and Friends of Euclid Creek Resources.  Click on a category above to view the related publications.  

Euclid Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report, 2005 (Ohio EPA document)

The Euclid Creek Watershed TMDL, 2005, Ohio EPA Document prepared at same time as Euclid Creek WAP: approved by the U.S. EPA on September 27, 2005.

The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, established under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1313), is federally mandated for all impaired water. The main branch of Euclid Creek currently does not meet water quality standards and is considered in non-attainment of the Clean Water Act, while the East Branch of Euclid Creek is in partial attainment of meeting water quality standards.

The TMDL program focuses on identifying and restoring polluted rivers, streams, lakes and other surface waterbodies. A TMDL is a written, quantitative assessment of water quality problems in a waterbody and contributing sources of pollution. It specifies the amount a pollutant needs to be reduced to meet water quality standards (WQS), allocates pollutant load reductions, and provides the basis for taking actions needed to restore a waterbody.

To see the report without appendices, click here.

To see the TMDL appendices, click here.

Explore Euclid Creek Brochure

General brochure about the watershed.

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Friends of Euclid Creek Brochure

Brochure that details Friends of Euclid Creek activities and Euclid Creek watershed projects.

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Friends of Euclid Creek Old Brochure

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Friends of Euclid Creek's Strategic Plan, 2013

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC), a grassroots non-profit organization formed in 2002, embarked upon a Strategic Plan in 2012/13 to reassess the group's goals, vision and mission and to set a roadmap for implementing the Euclid Creek Watershed Action Plan. The groupis using the strategic plan to help guide an annual work plan, create new board committees, and to outreach to watershed communities' even more effectively.

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Green Yards Healthy Homes booklet

Green Yards and Healthy Homes - A Guide to Sustainable Habitats in Northeast Ohio, Produced by the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership

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Illegal Dumping - Identifying and Taking Action

If you suspect an illegal dumping incident either in a waterway or see evidence of a spill around a storm drain, read more about identifying illegal dumping and find out who to call if you see something concerning.

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Lower Euclid Creek Greenway Plan, 2007

The Lower Euclid Creek Plan looks at opportunities to enhance Euclid Creek in Cleveland and Euclid, the most densely populated cities of the watershed. The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District worked with a Community Advisory Committee and URS Consulting Team to look at opportunities to enhance Euclid Creek in this area, and were impressed with the hidden assets and potential we found for the creek. Restoration of coastal wetlands, fish passage, land conservation, storm water management, and potential greenspace linkages from the Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation to Lake Erie are some of the recommendations of the Lower Euclid Creek Greenway Plan. The Plan identifies specific projects that will enhance Euclid Creek and bring the Creek back into the community as an amenity. The project was funded in part by ODNR’s Coastal Management Grant Program.

City of Cleveland's webpage on project here

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Making it Better for Mother Earth - Tips for Taking Better Care of the Planet

This brochure of tips was put together by the FOEC Education Committee in 2017 - a huge thanks goes out to Kelly Butauski for the content and Patrick Henry for the design.

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Mapping Resources

Historical aerial photographs for the years 1951, 1959, 1977 and 1988 have been scanned and are accessible through the Cleveland Public Library. Aerial Photos of Cuyahoga County are online for the years 1978, 1991, 1994 will not be available on line, but can be viewed at the Main Library in downtown Cleveland. Cuyahoga County Engineers also have aerial photographs for 1949, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2006. They can be reached at 216-348-3800

Click here for aerial photos of Cuyahoga County

Scroll down towards the bottom of this page to "Websites" and the aerials are towards the bottom. The 1979s will be added at a later date.

For more information:
Thomas Edwards, GISP
Map Librarian
Cleveland Public Library
Map Collection
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland OH 44114
(216)623-2880 (telephone)
Thomas.Edwards@cpl.org

http://cpl.org/Research/PopularTopics/Maps.aspx and scroll down the page to websites for a listing of the aerial maps.