Cuyahoga Watershed Research, Information, and Conservation at Kent



Officer Election
The election will be held at the end of the Spring Semester 2014.
If you are interested in holding an officer position, please submit a letter of intent which states your name, what position you are running for, why you are running for that position and your goals in office to [email protected] The candidates will give a short presentation (no more than 5 minutes long) to CRICK members in April. Members will vote for who they feel will best fill the position. The available positions are:

President: The president shall have the power to establish and maintain operation procedures of the organization, call meetings, and answer for all actions of the other officers. The president will also be responsible for maintaining contact with the professors involved, including scheduling meetings with these faculty members.

Vice President: The vice president shall assist the president with all administrative duties and assume those duties in the absence of the president.
Secretary: The secretary shall keep accurate and detailed records of all meetings and affairs, send/transmit all official organization correspondence, and coordinate distribution of organization flyers, handouts, and publications.
Treasurer: The treasurer shall receive and distribute organization funds upon the authorization of the president, in accordance with the financial rules and regulations of the University and the laws of the State of Ohio, and make financial reports at all Executive Committee meetings, and at the regular meetings of the organization, and coordinate all fund-raising activities.
Historian: The historian shall be responsible for keeping historical records of the organization activities, events, fund-raisers, etc. to assist the group in maintaining its purpose and direction.


Past Events

Euclid Creek Wetland and Stream Restoration Project

EnviroScience, Inc., the Cleveland Metroparks, and the OhioEPA will be hosting planting events at the newly restored wetland in Euclid Creek at Wildwood State Park on:

Saturday May 4th



Wildwood State Park - E. 174th Street and Lakeshore Blvd.

Meet at the pavillion behind the main project construction sign at 9:00am.

Bring clothes that can get wet and/or bring a change of clothes.

Invasive Buckthorn Removal

Join us in a wetland restoration project on Kent State campus! This project was designed by Kent State undergraduates with the goal to improve aesthetics and wildlife habitat in a wetland located behind Cunningham Hall and increase student learning and research opportunities. The project will consist of various phases:

Phase 1: Invasive Plant removal – April 20th 2013, 11 AM to 4 pm

Phase 2: Native plant butterfly garden installation – May 2013, date to be announced

We will be meeting behind Cunningham Hall at the Greenhouse. Equipment will be provided, but please wear field clothes and dress for the weather. Contact your undergraduate advisor to find out if this event can count towards your Experiential Learning requirement

Meet and Greet with CRICK

Visit CRICK members at our table during the Environmental Film Festival and Local Foods Reception in the KIVA from 5:00pm-7:00pm to learn about the projects, events, and research we are doing to help improve the environment. We will also be raffling off a rain barrel, plants, T-shirts, and more so make sure to stop by!!

Storm Drain Marker Blitz

Storm drain markers are used to warn people not to dump pollutants into the drain by reminding those passing by that the storm drains are connected to local waterbodies and dumping will pollute those waters. 

In honor of earth day, CRICK will be placing drain markers on numerous storm drains around campus. If you are interested in helping out, please meet in room 109 in Cunningham Hall at 11:30am. Supplies will be provided, but please dress for the weather.

River Rat Revelry

Streambank Assessment Workshop

Are you interested in becoming a Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer? If so, this is your opportunity to get introduced to the program and to get some hands on experience in stream assessment using the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI).

The BEHI Workshop will be held:

Sunday March 10th



Park Operations and Ranger Headquarters in Rocky River

Information about becoming a Metroparks Volunteer will be provided at an orientation meeting held before the workshop at 1:30pm.

Water Sentinel Training

Have you ever wondered just how healthy the streams and rivers in your neighborhood are? Well, here is your chance to find out! With nearly 200,000 miles of streams and rivers in Ohio, it's difficult for government and state agencies to monitor these waterways on a regular basis. To assist in data collection, C.R.I.C.K. will be monitoring numerous streams located on Kent State University property as a part of the Water Sentinel Program. The Water Sentinel program was developed by the Sierra Club of Ohio in 2010 to train local people to test and monitor water within their communities. The training for the Water Sentinel Program takes place over a period of two three hour meeting, normally spaced one month apart. Here is the best part, the training if free!!! First training meeting is:

Saturday February 23, 2013



Park Operations and Ranger Headquarters in Rocky River