Learn! FLOW’s Resources for Education and Backyard Conservation
A big part of FLOW’s mission is public education. We hope to share our love of the watershed and inspire residents to join us in improving its health! We highly value creating opportunities to teach people about the Olentangy Watershed as we engage them in its care and protection. We aim to promote activities that are educational in order to help the community participate in enhancing the health of our watershed.
- For Home learners, we have recently added educational resources and lessons plans
- For Landowners, a toolkit for protecting the watershed, with a series of BMPs for prairies, riparian corridors, stormwater ponds, and woodlands
- For Homeowners, how to reduce your lawn for more happiness (for you and the watershed)
- For Homeowners, information on getting a free tree, and how to plant it (Grow with the FLOW)
- For Backyard Gardeners, how to plan and plant for pollinators (and avoid city code issues)
- For Backyard Gardeners, how to avoid Neonictinoid pesticides for healthy bees and butterflies
- For Homeowners, some native trees to consider planting (Meet some native trees)
- For Backyard Gardeners, here’s some resources for choosing native plants that provide maximum benefit for birds, butterflies, and bees
- For Backyard Gardeners, some “secret flowers” – natives that bloom in the fall
- For everyone: how to recycle right!
- Beyond the watershed: World Diversity – a few locally produced presentations that address global issues