Euclid's Green Creek Ravine Preserve
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Provides reasons for restoring urban streams in Euclid OH, an inner ring suburb of Cleveland OH. Describes plans to create the Green Creek Escarpment Ravine Preserve on Green Creek, asmall Lake......

Provides reasons for restoring urban streams in Euclid OH, an inner ring suburb of Cleveland OH. Describes plans to create the Green Creek Escarpment Ravine Preserve on Green Creek, asmall Lake Erie tributary east of Cleveland. Green Creek is an "Escarpment Run" that drains the face of the Portage Escarpment. Describes the Euclid Railroad Trail within the preserve. Links with other Bluestone Heights slideshare presentations on urban stream restoration in Euclid, OH.

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  • 1. Gilchrist Harbor With healthy, vibrant streams Creating the Green Creek Ravine Preserve and the Euclid Railroad Trail Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 2. Gilchrist Harbor With healthy, vibrant streams Creating the Green Creek Ravine Preserve and the Euclid Railroad Trail Among our escarpment ravines, Green Creek stands out as a test case for creating a Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserve. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 3. Green Creek overview Grovewood Collinwood Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Green Creek length: 6,400 yd (3.63 mi) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 4. Green Creek overview Grovewood Collinwood Source: N of Glenridge & Green Roads On top of the Euclid bluestone Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Green Creek length: 6,400 yd (3.63 mi) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 5. Green Creek overview Grovewood Collinwood Flows NW across the bluestone terrace Source: N of Glenridge & Green Roads On top of the Euclid bluestone Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Green Creek length: 6,400 yd (3.63 mi) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 6. Green Creek overview Grovewood Collinwood Descends the escarpment face through the Euclid Moraine Flows NW across the bluestone terrace Source: N of Glenridge & Green Roads On top of the Euclid bluestone Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Green Creek length: 6,400 yd (3.63 mi) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 7. Green Creek overview Grovewood Collinwood Flows NW across the St. Clair Terrace Descends the escarpment face through the Euclid Moraine Flows NW across the bluestone terrace Source: N of Glenridge & Green Roads On top of the Euclid bluestone Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Green Creek length: 6,400 yd (3.63 mi) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 8. Mouth: E 156th, W of Euclid Beach Park Green Creek overview Grovewood Collinwood Flows NW across the St. Clair Terrace Descends the escarpment face through the Euclid Moraine Flows NW across the bluestone terrace Source: N of Glenridge & Green Roads On top of the Euclid bluestone Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com Green Creek length: 6,400 yd (3.63 mi) © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 9. Green Creek Ravine Preserve organization City of Euclid in coordination with the cities of Cleveland and South Euclid, and with Cuyahoga County Metroparks Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 10. Green Creek Ravine Preserve organization City of Euclid in coordination with the cities of Cleveland and South Euclid, and with Cuyahoga County Metroparks To implement a new section of the County’s East Side Greenway plan Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 11. Green Creek Ravine Preserve organization City of Euclid in coordination with the cities of Cleveland and South Euclid, and with Cuyahoga County Metroparks To implement a new section of the County’s East Side Greenway plan To protect a significant riparian corridor Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 12. Green Creek Ravine Preserve organization City of Euclid in coordination with the cities of Cleveland and South Euclid, and with Cuyahoga County Metroparks To implement a new section of the County’s East Side Greenway plan To protect a significant riparian corridor To establish public access for a recreational trail to connect the Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation. Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 13. Green Creek Ravine Preserve organization City of Euclid in coordination with the cities of Cleveland and South Euclid, and with Cuyahoga County Metroparks To implement a new section of the County’s East Side Greenway plan To protect a significant riparian corridor To establish public access for a recreational trail to connect the Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation. Proposed Budget (land acquisition, implementation and design, construction and contingency) • $85,800.00 Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 14. Green Creek Ravine Preserve organization City of Euclid in coordination with the cities of Cleveland and South Euclid, and with Cuyahoga County Metroparks To implement a new section of the County’s East Side Greenway plan To protect a significant riparian corridor To establish public access for a recreational trail to connect the Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation. Proposed Budget (land acquisition, implementation and design, construction and contingency) • $85,800.00 Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com City of Euclid • 30% match of $19,800.00 • Funds and in kind services © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 15. Green Creek Ravine Preserve goals To protect 6,700 linear feet of riparian corridor Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 16. Green Creek Ravine Preserve goals To protect 6,700 linear feet of riparian corridor To create 8,000 linear feet of recreation trail Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 17. Green Creek Ravine Preserve goals To protect 6,700 linear feet of riparian corridor To create 8,000 linear feet of recreation trail To give public access to 19 acres of forested ravine terrain Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 18. Green Creek Ravine Preserve goals To protect 6,700 linear feet of riparian corridor To create 8,000 linear feet of recreation trail To give public access to 19 acres of forested ravine terrain To provide for interpretive displays related to historic bluestone quarries Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 19. Green Creek Ravine Preserve goals To protect 6,700 linear feet of riparian corridor To create 8,000 linear feet of recreation trail To give public access to 19 acres of forested ravine terrain To provide for interpretive displays related to historic bluestone quarries To showcase existing storm-water controls Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 20. Green Creek Ravine Preserve goals To protect 6,700 linear feet of riparian corridor To create 8,000 linear feet of recreation trail To give public access to 19 acres of forested ravine terrain To provide for interpretive displays related to historic bluestone quarries To showcase existing storm-water controls Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com To highlight long term human impact on nature © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 21. Green Creek Ravine Preserve details Green Creek streambed Euclid Railroad rail bed Google Earth USGS LiDAR railsandtrails.com © 2013 Bluestone Heights
  • 22. With healthy, vibrant streams In conclusion: Escarpment Ravines + Vacant parcels = Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves The Green Creek Ravine Preserve is the first building block in our must-have series of Portage Escarpment Ravine Preserves With it, we may begin to: Restore places & eco-functions Enhance cultural richness Prepare for a better future © 2013 Bluestone Heights