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!

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)


 

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.

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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