Hi, Everyone,

Just a few messages this month.

6/15 Annual Meeting was very successful. We updated 30 people about our activates over the last year and one-half. After the presentations many stayed to discuss concerns. It was a very productive and fun meeting. Here is the link to the PowerPoint slides if you missed the meeting. The recording will be posted on the website later. https://www.friendsofeuclidcreek.com/educational-materials

2021 Scholarship Winner is Nina Savastano of Lyndhurst. Nina is a senior at John Carroll University in their Environmental Science Program. See more in our Scholarship section of the website https://www.friendsofeuclidcreek.com/scholarship.

The By-Law Change request received 27 "yes" votes from 49 ballots sent to members. We can all now vote and meet electronically (legally).

We will have a very special guest presenter on July 21, 7:00 p.m. Zoom

Assessing the Health of Wetlands
Suneeti Jog, Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, July, 21 @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Suneeti's talk focuses on popular tools used to assess the health of wetlands including floristic quality assessment index, taxonomic distinctness, and indicator species. The use of these tools help to identify high-quality wetlands for conservation prioritization and other uses. Her original work in 1999 was at the Dusty Goldenrod Preserve, Highland Hts., Ohio. Suneeti will also briefly discuss her wetland research in Ohio, upstate NY, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and currently Illinois.

Please register by 7/21 a.m. EVENTS | Friends of Euclid Creek


1) Anyone have time to do a bit of research for community activities around the watershed? Phone calls and/or internet search for a phone #, officials contact names, etc. Please reply to me.

2) Natalie Keyerleber is going to train a few people to use our new watershed Enviroscape watershed demonstration table. If you would like to learn how to use the table to teach people "what happens on the land affects our water" please contact her. (Kids love this table!)

Please note: Volunteers are needed to help with occasional small tasks, or one-time projects. No need to join the board or committees. Every bit helps!

Environmental Activities around our area:

Euclid Creek Watershed Cleanup Days - 2021euclidcleanupsflier4.jpg (1275×1650) (euclidcreekwatershed.org)

What About Storm Water - stormwater-slowitdownspreaditoutsoakitin.pdf (cuyahogaswcd.org)

All About Water Monitoring - Watershed Volunteer Program - Euclid Creek Water Quality Monitoring (google.com)

Deregulation of Ohio Water Streams - Columbus is considering deregulating ephemeral stream protections. See information.

Highland Heights Green Task Force Calendar - http://www.highlandhtsgreen.com/services.html

Nature Scoop - https://mailchi.mp/9e6377b2104f/nature-scoop-july-2021

So many of you are out there picking up, cleaning up, and working for the environment! Thank you for your efforts on behalf of nature!

Kelly Butauski

Friends of Euclid Creek, President

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