Euclid Creek Watershed Program published new Community-Specific Watershed Fact Sheets

The Euclid Creek Watershed Council Public Involvement and Public Education (PIPE) Committee has developed nine community-focused fact sheets to help residents learn what watersheds are located in their community.

A fact sheet for the Euclid Creek Watershed area of Cleveland is available for download on the Euclid Creek Watershed Program Website at, and for all nine Euclid Creek Watershed Council communities (Beachwood, Cleveland, Euclid, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Richmond Heights and South Euclid).  You can find a hard copy at your community’s civic center or community center.  To request a copy, contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator, Claire Posius, at 216-524-6580 ext. 16 or

A watershed is an area of land that drains rain and snow to a common body of water such as a stream, river, or lake. This new educational brochure explains what a watershed is and why we should care, and includes a map showing watershed boundaries, parks and natural resources, and current projects helping streams in the nine Euclid Creek Watershed Council communities. Each fact sheet describes roughly how many miles of streams are above ground and how many miles are buried underground in culverts due to urban/suburban development. Additionally, the fact sheets include details about each watershed, information on what your community is doing to help its watershed(s), and offers ways in which residents can help their watershed. 

The main goal of watershed planning is to collaboratively address water resource issues like water quality protection and to look at each watershed holistically by its watershed boundary and drainage area. The Euclid Creek Watershed Program approach allows stakeholders to better target limited financial resources and address common water-related problems.  The community level fact sheets take a closer look at each community and efforts underway to protect each watershed’s resources within the community.  The fact sheets will be distributed at community events, school programs and displayed at libraries, civic centers and community centers as a way to raise awareness about our local watersheds and storm water issues. 

For more information contact the Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator, Claire Posius, at 216-524-6580 ext. 16 or

Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District mission: To promote conservation of land and aquatic resources in a developed environment through stewardship, education, and technical assistance.

Claire Posius

Claire Posius, Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator, Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

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