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Euclid Creek Reservation - Linda DuBose photo 
Happy Holidays!
A healthy watershed program is nothing without amazing supporters like you, so please have a healthy and happy holiday season and a happy new year! 
While I could list the hundreds of ways that you all impacted the watershed in 2016, I want to let our Friends of Euclid Creek members describe what Euclid Creek means to them.  So please read the beautiful article (Patrick Henry), poem (Jim Lawless) and green new years resolutions (Kelly Butauski) below.
Lastly, if you are a consultant, please check out the Cleveland Metroparks RFQ for a green infrastructure project at Wildwood Park (click here). 
Please find the Euclid Creek Winter Newsletter by clicking here.  This edition covers the following:
  • Acacia Restoration Update
  • Ecological Management Plan Grant Award
  • Upcoming Events & Meetings
  • Friends of Euclid Creek Updates:
    - President's Message
    - Scholarship Announcement
    - Watershed Wildlife
    - And the Award Goes To...
  • Planting Partnership Pay-off at Acacia
  • Euclid High School Environmental Club Plants Trees in Green Creek Outdoor Learning Laboratory
  • City of Cleveland Awarded GLRI Shoreline Cities Grant
  • Wild Plant ID Application Update 
The holidays can be a very stressful time of year, so I implore you to take a moment to read this beautiful article of gratitude written by our FOEC Board member Patrick Henry.  
Patrick describes one of FOEC's last 15 year anniversary hikes at Acacia Reservation led by Cleveland Metroparks Jenn Grieser describing ongoing restoration at the new park and how it impacts the whole watershed.  
This reflection should leave you with a warm heart on a cold winters day.  

Featured Poem

Last of Fall Tributes to our Creek 
Leaves measure the river,
standing at corners of momentum,twirling at mid-stream,then rushing sidewaysover small falls
bubbling
and then 
smooth.
Above,
a finger
of water races
away from the mainstream, seeking a new escape
and dropping
back to meet
the gentle
river
nearly asleep.
Side by side, it 
stops, in liquid laziness
while its neighbor
pushes off, 
carrying its flourish,
the golden, caramel
oak leaves which
prove again, it
is a river.

Jim Lawless
November 19, 2016

Click here to find out easy resolutions you can take to be more environmentally friendly in 2017!  
Claire Posius
Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
6100 West Canal Road
Valley View, Ohio  44125
cposius@cuyahogaswcd.org
Ph: 216.524.6580 x16
Fx: 216.524.6584
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