OSU Capstone: Cannon Drive relocation story map

The relocation of Cannon Drive is a project developed by the Ohio State University that aims to straighten and elevate Canon Drive to support future growth by creating 12 acres of developable land and serve as future flood protection for the surrounding area. Phase I occurred south of Herrick Bridge to King Avenue and increased the safety of the hospital area from 500 year elevation floods. Phase II is proposed to occur from Herrick Rd north to Lane Avenue. Further potential for future phases have been assessed all the way to Dodridge Rd. in order to increase entry and departure from campus.

This StoryMap is part of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources Spring 2021 Senior Capstone project. The project was undertaken in collaboration with FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) to inform the organization and the public on various aspects of the Cannon Drive Relocation project. In the following StoryMap, we will discuss how the soil, river, and aquatic organisms that currently reside in the area will be impacted by the proposed construction plans and how to best mitigate negative impacts. We also analyze the potential for this site to facilitate recreation and educational opportunities to students and citizens alike.

Worthington Green Team’s Learn and Grow Series

Announcing The Green Team’s 2022 Learn and Grow Webinar Series

Join us the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. for our learn & grow 3.0 webinar series!

 

February 3rd – Being Conscious about your Closet

Did you know that a garbage truck’s worth of unwanted clothing is disposed of in US landfills every TWO MINUTES? The fashion industry is responsible for an astonishing 10% of global CO2 emissions each year. You can make a difference in your own closet. During this webinar we will share simple things you can be doing to be more conscious in your closet. We are also excited to welcome local Worthington business-owner, Amy Homan, who will share about her business Evolverie and why she chooses fabrics leftover from major fashion houses and designers for her apparel.

 

March 3rd- Learn all about Native Plants

What are native plants? Why should you be adding them to your yard? With special guest Sara Ernst, Conservation Implementation Specialist from Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.


April 7th – Compost: Why, How and Where can you compost

Why, How, and Where can you compost? With our very own Sara Gallaugher of Full Circle Source / Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) and Joanne Dole, Master Gardener