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, including stream quality monitoring (see below). Visit our calendar page for details. We look forward to seeing you!

 

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED – new 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.

Fungi of the Olentangy

Fungi of the Olentangy

To start, this article will mostly be about fungi that grow along the Olentangy rather than the fungi that grow in it. There are fungi that play important roles in decomposing submerged leaf litter and wood, and some that are major parasites of aquatic animals, but...

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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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FLOW Autumn 2020 Volunteer: Lindalee Brownstein

FLOW Autumn 2020 Volunteer: Lindalee Brownstein

Lindalee has been a FLOW volunteer since 2011. She has served on the board, has volunteered for several projects and has been the newsletter editor for the past 5 years. Linda Lee is also the Arbor Chairman for Old Beechwold, which has a ravine, creek, and woodlands...

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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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FLOW Events Canceled through April 9th

Dear FLOW Volunteers and Members, Due to the recommendations of the Governor and and the CDC we will be canceling or rescheduling all upcoming events through April 9th. We will re-assess at that time for later events. Please stay tuned for updates and in the meantime...

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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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