Euclid Creek Watershed : Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
January 31, 2018 Visit
February News
2018 program, event and project planning is in full swing in the Euclid Creek and we've got a lot of interesting programs coming up.  Friends of Euclid Creek is hosting an arts night tie dying shirts on Waterloo in February, see details below.  And  FOEC just announced their Environmental Studies scholarship - so please share the details with students you know who might be interested. 
And a big congratulations are in order for the City of South Euclid for passing an ordinance banning lawn pesticides on all city owned grounds and also school grounds.  Thank you for introducing the ordinance Councilman Gelfand!  And kudos to Beyond Pesticides Ohio for their great work educating the City and residents about the harmful effects of pesticides to our environment and public health. 
And keep these great photos coming (below)!  People have been posting fantastic wildlife and scenic creek photos and we've been making sure to share these great images - so please keep sharing on our facebook page or email photos to the Watershed Program Manager (contact info. below).
Wondrous ice formations in Euclid Creek at Wildwood Park - photo taken by Lynn Steele
Winter photo of the Main Stem of Euclid Creek in Cleveland - photo  taken by Bill McReynolds
Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) News
Tie-Dye Fun with FOEC 
Tue., February 20, 2018   6-8pm
Praxis Fabric Workshop, 15301 Waterloo Road, Cleveland
Please join us for an evening of fun and creative activity.  Friends of Euclid Creek is hosting its first arts and culture event where attendees will learn about natural dyes grown in Cleveland, used to dye fabrics, and try our hand at tie-dying FOEC tee-shirts. 
All supplies for the work will be provided, but we do ask that you come with a donation of a new winter hat, gloves, scarf, etc. which will be donated to the Collinwood Recreation Center for distribution to people in need in the neighborhood.  A $10.00 donation in lieu of clothing is requested if you cannot bring winter ware.
Please RSVP as there is only room for 30 participants in the tie-dying area.  If you would like to come, but not tie-dye, you can but we do ask that you RSVP as we will be serving pizza, salad, and beverages.  If you would like to bring a dessert to share with people at the event please do.
RSVP by February 15 to or call 440-605-1543 and please include your shirt size.
FOEC Announces Environmental Studies Scholarship  
Friends of Euclid Creek is pleased to announce its fifth annual scholarship in environmental studies.  If you are or know of a high school senior or college student passionate about their study of the environment, encourage them to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.  Funds are to pay for tuition or books.
Applications are due April 1, 2018 - so please spread the word and for details about the application process, click here
FOEC New Publication:
Tips to be Nature Friendly
FOEC has a great new publication recommending simple actions anyone can take to help our water quality and natural environment, to reduce litter and trash, to provide for animal habitats, and to ensure our food supply. 
A big thanks are in order to the FOEC Education Committee for putting together this great resource.  Special thanks go to Kelly Butauski for putting together the content and to Patrick Henry for the brochure design.  
Please share this excellent guide widely. A link to the brochure is here.

Upcoming Watershed Events
FOEC March Program - Singing Winter into Spring: learning the music of early spring bird song
Tue., Mar. 6 - 7-9pm - Cleveland Metroparks Acacia Clubhouse
Presentation by Lisa Rainsong.  
Have you ever noticed that the first spring bird songs begin as early as late January?  By March, our resident birds are already claiming their territories and advertising for mates. These birds also provide very useful examples of the musical language that helps us remember their songs and those of the summer residents who will follow. Save the date for this exciting FOEC Program, more details here.

Pond Clinic-Orange Village
Thur., Mar. 22 - 6:30-8:30pm - Orange Village Hall Council Chambers.  Presented by Aqua Doc.
The pond clinic is intended for anyone interested in learning how to manage their home pond to create a beautiful landscape feature that adds value to their property. Proper pond management can reduce noxious odors, minimize unwanted vegetation and reduce sedimentation. Pond owners can improve the visual appeal of their pond while reducing long term costs with regular maintenance. Details and registration here

Rain Barrel Workshop, Acacia Reservation
Thur., Apr. 19 - 6:30-8pm, Cleveland Metroparks Acacia Reservation, Lyndhurst, details and registration here.

Upcoming Watershed Partner Organization Events
Wild and Scenic Film Festival - Sat., Feb. 3 - 3-6pm - Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  Details Here.
Sherwick Tree Steward Graduate Appreciation Program - Thur., Feb. 8, 6:00pm, Goldhorn Brewery, Cleveland - Calling all Tree Steward Graduates! Join us for a gathering at the Goldhorn Brewery to honor all of our recent and past graduates of the program.  Details and registration here.

Monday MetUp: LinkUp with Watershed Volunteer Program (WVP) - Mon., Feb. 12 - 6-7:30pm - Watershed Stewardship Center, Parma.  Details and registration here.

Birds of Acacia (Cleveland Metroparks-led activity) - Sun., Feb. 11 - 9:30-11:30am - Acacia Reservation - details here
Acacia for the Young at Heart (Cleveland Metroparks-led hike) - Tue., Feb. 13 - 10-11am - Acacia Reservation - details here
Euclid Creaks (Cleveland Metroparks-led hike) - Sun., Feb. 18 - 10-11:30am - Euclid Creek Reservation, Highland Picnic Area - details here
Waterbirds at Wildwood (Cleveland Metroparks-led activity) - Sun., Feb. 25 - 9:30-11am - Euclid Creek Reservation, Wildwood Marina - details here

Spring Native Plant Sales 
CSWCD Native Seed Sale - Cuyahoga SWCD is selling native seed packets again in 2018 – click here for more information here
Conservation Tree Seedling Sale—Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, Pre-orders due Mar. 10; For order form & plant list (bareroot trees and shrubs), click here.
2018 Native Plant Sale—Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Details coming soon—check the website for updates, click here 
Claire Posius
Euclid Creek Watershed Program Manager
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
3311 Perkins Avenue, Suite 100
Cleveland, Ohio  44114
Ph: 216.524.6580 x1004
Fx: 216.524.6584
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