FLOW relies heavily on volunteer participation to create positive change in our watershed.We have a wide variety of opportunities planned for the upcoming months that should fit your schedule and skill set. Visit our calendar page for details. We look forward to seeing you!
 
FLOW will be observing all CDC recommended COVID-19 safety protocols.

Did you get a tree from FLOW? Congrats! Go to our trees page for more info about your new tree.  

How to plant a bare root tree seedling (step by step print instructions) | How to plant a container tree (video)


GET THE LEAD OUT!

Swallowing lead fishing tackle can poison waterfowl. When fish eat lead tackle and then are eaten by birds of prey, the bird can sicken or die. Find out where to purchase lead free fishing tackle and why it’s so important.

If you hunt, consider switching from lead ammo. Most of our majestic bald eagles are suffering from lead poisoning, caused by feeding on carcasses left by hunters.

FLOW’s Stance on Issue 1

FLOW’s Stance on Issue 1

During the October Board meeting of The Friends of the Olentangy Watershed, the Board members discussed our support of the City of Columbus Community Choice Aggregation placed on the  November ballot as Issue 1. Aggregation initiatives like this have passed in more...

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May Volunteer of the Month:      Joe Bevan

May Volunteer of the Month: Joe Bevan

Our volunteer for the month of May is Joe Bevan! Joe started volunteering with FLOW senior year of high school in the Water Quality Monitoring Program.  He has continued to volunteer with FLOW on many different projects throughout the years. Joe was critical in...

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Quart-sized Planting Pot Round-up!

Quart-sized Planting Pot Round-up!

Planting for Mother's Day....or later in the week????    Please save your quart-sized (3-4 inch) pots for us!!!! We will collect next Sunday, May 17 from 2-4 in the alley behind the FLOW office (3528 N. High St). Please come to the alley out back and stay in your car....

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March Volunteer of the Month: Paul Miller

March Volunteer of the Month: Paul Miller

Paul Miller is our volunteer of the month for March! Paul has been a consistent volunteer with FLOW  for over a year and is known as our “Chainsaw Guy”. Paul is chainsaw certified and has been integral in our honeysuckle and invasive species removal throughout the...

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EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED – video tells FLOW’s story

Thanks to a very generous gift from one of our supporters, FLOW would like to share this video of the Olentangy Watershed and what we can accomplish if we all work together to improve our greenspaces. There is a lot of pressure on our waterways but we can combat impacts if we work in the spaces we control to reduce our 40% turf grass, remove invasive species, plant native herbaceous and woody species and clean up litter. To learn more about what you can do, please see our Greenspace Implementation report.

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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Luxury Pools & Living logo Kurtz Brothers logo Patagonia logo Public Lands logo REI co-op logo
Russell Tree experts logo Understory logo Wolfe's Ridge logo  

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Accenture logo Aqua Doc logo The Columbus Foundation
Keen logo Luxury Pools & Living logo Patagonia logo
Public Lands logo REI co-op logo Russell Tree experts logo  Understory logo
Wolfe's Ridge logo    

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Accenture logo Aqua Doc logo
The Columbus Foundation Keen logo
Luxury Pools & Living logo Patagonia logo Public Lands logo
REI co-op logo Russell Tree experts logo