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July 2018

Storm Drain Stenciling-Twinsburg

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

YOU CAN PROTECT OUR DRINKING WATER STOP NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION When yard clippings, chemicals, pet waste, and lawn fertilizers wash down a storm drain, they don’t go away; they become a serious threat to water quality. Everything that goes down your street’s storm drain travels directly to our local stream, Tinker's Creek, which flows to Lake Erie, the source of drinking water for 11 million people. HOW YOU CAN HELP... Come volunteer with us! TCWP and Starz Ballroom Twinsburg will…

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Butterfly Safari Drop-by: Cleveland Metroparks

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
West Creek Reservation, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive
Parma,
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Swoop by to catch butterflies and skippers while learning about the importance and diversity of these charismatic insects. Sweep nets provided. Terrain: mostly flat, unpaved, 1 mile

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A Buzz in the Prairie- Cleveland Metroparks

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Brecksville Nature Center, 9000 Chippewa Creek Drive
Brecksville, OH 44141 United States
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Brecksville prairie explodes with life during the summer months. The sound of bees and other pollinators fills the air as the flowers show off their vibrant colors. Join Naturalist Lauren Greenwell as we explore the daily life of our native bees in this thriving habitat. Terrain: flat, paved & grass surfaces, 0.75 mile

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Ohio Dragonfly Survey- Cleveland Metroparks

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway
North Olmsted, OH 44070 United States
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Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley to catch, photograph, and release dragonflies and damselflies. This is a bioblitz-style survey, and observations will be uploaded to Ohio Odonata Survey via iNaturalist. Digital cameras are encouraged. ID skills not required. Nets provided. 2 – 3 p.m. RRNC Event info here

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Stream Stomp- Cleveland Metroparks

July 31 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 2:00 pm
Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway
North Olmsted, OH 44070 United States
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Come stomp, splash and discover the amazing Rocky River at this wet and watery camp. We will explore the river and the life it holds. On day two we will travel by bus to Huntington Beach to visit Lake Erie. Ages: 7 - 9 years. Event info here

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August 2018

Stream Monitoring: Walton Hills

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bedford Reservation: Hemlock Hills Picnic Area, 14800 Button Road
Walton Hills, 44146 United States
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This events program will teach volunteers how to properly monitor a stream in the Tinker's Creek watershed, show what conditions to look for that are cause for concern, and who to contact with questions and data. Each site should take about 1 hour, and a trained guide will be at every monitoring event. The data will be compiled and logged into Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners website, along with the Ohio EPA's website, to monitor the health of the creek and…

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Lawn Care and Household Cleaners Presentation

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how your yard is connected to Lake Erie? Or what’s up with that swamp nearby? Do you want to know more about lawn care that’s “green” but doesn’t skimp on a manicured look? Do you have a spot in your yard that just won’t stop flooding? Come find out answers, solutions, and information to these questions and more at the Pierce Streetsboro Library!

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Storm Drain Stenciling-Twinsburg

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

YOU CAN PROTECT OUR DRINKING WATER STOP NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION When yard clippings, chemicals, pet waste, and lawn fertilizers wash down a storm drain, they don’t go away; they become a serious threat to water quality. Everything that goes down your street’s storm drain travels directly to our local stream, Tinker's Creek, which flows to Lake Erie, the source of drinking water for 11 million people. HOW YOU CAN HELP... Come volunteer with us! TCWP and Journey Community will be…

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Just One Word… PLASTICS.

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122 United States
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Please join Friends of Euclid Creek and our sponsoring Northeast Ohio watershed groups and partner organizations for a presentation about plastics in our creeks and Great Lakes and what you can do to help! Cuyahoga County Council Member Sunny Simon will open with a discussion about the Council’s proposed plastic and paper bag fee. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sherri Mason, Chair of Geology & Environmental Sciences, & Professor of Chemistry @ SUNY Fredonia will discuss The Perils of Plastics Register below…

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Stream Monitoring: Walton Hills

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bridal Veil Falls: Parking Lot, Gorge Parkway
Walton Hills, 44146 United States
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This events program will teach volunteers how to properly monitor a stream in the Tinker's Creek watershed, show what conditions to look for that are cause for concern, and who to contact with questions and data. Each site should take about 1 hour, and a trained guide will be at every monitoring event. The data will be compiled and logged into Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners website, along with the Ohio EPA's website, to monitor the health of the creek and…

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