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!
Stream Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers Wanted!
FLOW volunteers annually monitor the stream water quality of selected Olentangy River tributaries. Volunteer teams measure physical, chemical and biological attributes, including the presence of various “macroinvertebrates “, (insects and other small animals that indicate the level of water pollution). Training sessions are held in May, with testing starting June 15 through September. Please contact FLOW if you’re interested in joining us!

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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.

Monofilament Recycling Boxes

Monofilament Recycling Boxes

Monofilament Recycling Boxes FLOW is installing dedicated boxes for recycling monofilament along waterways in the watershed. Monofilament can have serious negative environmental consequences if not recycled properly. It cannot be recycled along with other household...

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