Thursday, November 17, 2016

Updates for FOEC


(This blog serves as a historical repository for Friends and will no longer be updated after 12/31/2016.)

Please see this new blog

Please see the following site for the blog maintained by the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Join Us on Nov. 5 for a Planting Too

Please join us as we enjoy our final 15th Anniversary hike in the Euclid Creek Watershed.  We will hike two and a half miles at the Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst.   Get the latest update on the Cleveland Metroparks' plans to restore the former golf course at Acacia from Jenn Grieser, Senior Natural Resource Manager--Urban Watersheds, Cleveland Metroparks.   And, see how the landscape has changed since Day-in -the-Life in July, with the beautiful Fall colors now on full display.

ALSO, immediately following the hike please lend a hand, and a strong back, to help the Metroparks plant trees on the northern portion of the Reservation.  The tree planting is scheduled to take place from 11:30 to 2:30 (ish).

When: Hike from 9:30am to 11:00 am on Saturday, November 5th
Where: Acacia Reservation, Cedar Road, Lyndhurst
Who:  The hike will be led by Jennifer Grieser, Senior Natural Resource Manager--Urban Watersheds, Cleveland Metroparks.
Meeting Place:  Please meet on the sidewalk behind the former clubhouse near the start of the trails.  Please note some of the sidewalks may be closed due to construction. 

Hike difficulty: Flat to moderately rolling portions, slow pace: mostly paved with some creek/wetland edge walking

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Join Us on November 5

Join FOEC for our last hike of the year celebrating our 15th anniversary. 

This is the sixth hike in our series of Fifteen Miles with Friends. 

This is a 2.5 mile hike at Acacia Reservation that will track progress on massive stream restoration work started this Fall that is led by Cleveland Metroparks. 

(Hike difficulty: paved trail, some hills, moderate pace)

Saturday, November 5 at 9:30 AM - 11 AM

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Celebrating 15 Years of Friends

Friends of Euclid Creek - 2001-2016 - Walk 15 miles with us to celebrate our 15th anniversary. 
Walk the watershed with us throughout the year:
  • May 3, 6:30-8pm, Euclid Creek Reservation-Highland parking lot, 2.5 miles (Hike difficulty: dirt and paved trail, some hills, slow paced)
  • Jun 18, 9:30-11am, Cleveland Clinic - Lyndhurst Campus, 2 miles (Hike difficulty: flat, gravel trail and paved hilly portions)
  • Jul 16, 9am-2:30pm, A Day in the Life of Euclid Creek, 1.0 mile (Hike difficulty: paved and natural surface can choose - slow paced)
  • Aug 2, 7-8:30pm, Acacia Reservation-Cedar Rd. parking lot, 2.5 miles (Hike difficulty: paved trail, some hills, moderate pace)
  • Sept 6, 6:30-8 pm, Euclid Creek Reservation-Wildwood parking lot, 1.5 miles (Hike difficulty: mostly paved, some creek/wetland edge. slow paced)
  • Oct 8, 1-3pm, Lyndhurst/S. Euclid walk-Schaefer Park off Professor Rd., 3.0 miles (Hike difficulty: sidewalk surface, relatively flat, moderate pace)
  • Nov 5, 9:30-11am, Acacia Reservation-Cedar Rd. parking lot, 2.5 miles (Hike difficulty: paved trail, some hills, moderate pace)
    15 miles total
Anniversary Celebration Event
A Day in the Life of Euclid Creek
July 16, 9am - 2:30pm, come for all or part of the day - event details and registration here
Euclid Creek Watershed Summit 
October 6, 5 - 7pm, Mayfield Village Community Room - A conservation and conversation event for citizens, partners, and city officials.

June 18 Hike

Friends of Euclid Creek June Hike

Sat., June 18, 9:30-11:00am, Cleveland Clinic-Lyndhurst Campus, 1950 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, 44124   

Help us celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Friends of Euclid Creek by joining us on June 18 for our 2nd hike in the watershed.  
We'll be touring the former TRW site, now the Cleveland Clinic-Lyndhurst Campus to explore this diverse site located on the Main Branch of Euclid Creek.  The hike will range from paved to dirt paths and from flat terrain to some hills.  The pace will be moderate. 
Check the 15 Year Anniversary Webpage details closer to the date for parking information and more details.  Questions? Please contact Christi Carlson at 216-509-3324.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Zero Waste Picnic Details

It is time for the Friends of Euclid Creek Annual Picnic and General Meeting, and this year promises to hold some surprises! 

The picnic/potluck is an opportunity for networking, a chance to explore the Euclid Creek Reservation at Wildwood Park, and to taste the delectable treats that our members and guests always prepare for this annual affair.

FOEC will supply pizza and beverages, while all guests bring a dish to share, whether it is a dessert, side dish or salad. This year we are striving for a ZERO WASTE event. So, we ask that you bring your own reusable table service (plate, tableware, utensils and cup). Please no disposable plastic ware! We will provide a place for compost.

Please note that the time is moved up by one-half hour from our normal meeting time, and the location is new.

Date:  Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Time:  6:30 PM
Euclid Creek/Wildwood & Villa Angela Park Reservation 
Wildwood Park Picnic Shelter
Located at Lakeshore Blvd. and E. 174th St.   
(from Lakeshore Blvd., turn North onto Wildwood Dr. Cross the bridge over Euclid Creek. Turn right at the stop sign. Drive to the shelter area & park.)

The meeting will include elections of new officers. Only members can vote for new officers, so we encourage you to renew your membership at the meeting to enjoy the privilege of voting.

The ballot is as follows:

President - Ken Messinger-Rapport (two-year term)
Vice President - Chris Vild (two-year term)
Treasurer - Christine Laskin, (two-year term)
Secretary - Sue Swisher (two-year term)
Board of Directors - Christi Carlson (two-year term)
Board of Directors - Patrick Henry (two-year term)
Board of Directors - Anna Kozlenko (two-year term)
Board of Directors - Jim Junknialis (two-year term)
Board of Directors - Annie Roberto (22-month term, beginning September 1, 2016)

Board of Directors - Brian Gilbert (one-year term)

Please join us for this fun and pleasant evening in the park. Please contact Christi Carlson with any questions at 216-509-3324 or by e-mail:

See you there!  Christi