2021 EVENTS 

"Removing Invasive Plants - a Primer for Yards, Parklands, and Watersheds in Northeast Ohio"
by John Barber 
Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
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This is an illustrated talk on identifying, removing, and disposing of many of the most common species including a review of techniques, tips, and best practices. John will also discuss replacing invasives with native trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, which can provide food for insects and birds, increase biodiversity, and restock the seed bank with native species' seeds. Since what we plant in our yards moves into parklands and watersheds, the ideas presented here will apply to all habitats. 

“Environmental Initiatives of the Cleveland Foundation”
by Stephen Love

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

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Stephen Love is the Program Manager for Environmental Initiatives for The Cleveland Foundation.  Stephen oversees the development of an Environmental Grantmaking strategy, including efforts to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the parks and greenspaces we enjoy by supporting policies and practices that link environmental protection, climate action, health, equity and economic prosperity.  He will provide us with an update of initiatives and programs of The Cleveland Foundation.

“Friends of Euclid Creek Trivia Night!”

Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Register here by 2/28/2021

Friends of Euclid Creek will be hosting their first ever Trivia Night!  While the majority of categories will relate to nature in some way, you certainly won't need a Master's Degree in Environmental Biology in order to play.  Instructions and rules will be sent out to all those that register.  Grab your favorite snack and libation and come join us via Zoom for this new Friends of Euclid Creek Event!  This event is for members and those on our mailing list only.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled.

“Using Apps to Improve your Home and the Watershed"

by Roy Larick, PhD.  

          Tuesday, April, 27 @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Register here by 4/25/2021

This how-to presentation will show attendees how they can use on automated tools such as i-Tree Design, Arbor Day Community Canopy tree calculator, etc to understand residential parcels in  the larger watershed context and to place and size homeowner conservation aids such as trees and rain gardens. 

Drain Painting with KEB (Keep Euclid Beautiful)           Euclid, OH Saturday, May, 8 @ 10:00 a.m. 

Registration Closed

More information about this event will be posted here, closer to the event's date.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please email friendsofeuclidcreek@gmail.com

         Friends of Euclid Creek Annual Meeting          Tuesday, June, 15 @ 6:00 p.m.  via Zoom
Registration has closed.

The 2021 Friends of Euclid Creek Annual Meeting will be done virtually this year using Zoom.  Come check out what the organization has been up to the past year, see some old friends, and learn more about what YOU can do to get involved!  If you have questions, email friendsofeuclidcreek@gmail.com

  "Assessing the Health of Wetlands"
Suneeti Jog, Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Wednesday, July, 21 @ 7:00 p.m.  via Zoom
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Suneeti will speak about a few popular tools used to assess the health of wetlands. Her work started at the Dusty Goldenrod Preserve in 1999, which was the starting point of her journey into the world of wetland bioassessments. Her talk focuses on floristic quality assessment index, taxonomic distinctness, and indicator species as tools that can be used for the identification of high-quality wetlands for conservation prioritization.  If you have questions email friendsofeuclidcreek@gmail.com

  Tour of Friends of Euclid Creek's Native Plant Garden and Euclid Waterfront Improvement Project
Tuesday, September, 28 @ 6:00 p.m. Sims Park in Euclid, Ohio

Come check out FOEC's Native Plant Garden located at Sims Park along our beautiful Lake Erie.  After that, receive a tour of the transformation Waterfront Improvement Project.  We will take a guided tour along the waterfront trail and learn about various aspects of the project.  

  “Survey of Moses Cleveland Trees in the Watershed”
Roy Larick, PhD, Bluestone Heights

  Tuesday, October, 26 @ 7:00 p.m. 
Shore Cultural Center (Community Room)
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In 1796, Moses Cleaveland found a diverse native forest at the mouth of the Cuyahoga. From 1946 to 1986, some 273 trees were designated in Moses's honor as living landmarks of that forest. In 2020, looking toward Cleveland's 225th anniversary in 2021, an inventory of the landmarks was begun. Roy Larick has led much of the work. For FoEC, Roy will present the trees as living representatives of Cleveland's prehistoric forest and as resources for restoring old growth woodlands in Cleveland.

         Friends of Euclid Creek Holiday Party!   December 7, Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.
Mayfield Village Community Room

Registration will Open Closer to Event

More information will be available about this presentation, closer to the event.