FLOW relies heavily on volunteer participation to create positive change in our watershed. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we do have to limit numbers at any one event, so we are not posting events on the calendar at this time. Please contact us for information on how you can volunteer (email info@olentangywatershed.org or call 614-267-3386). 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).
 
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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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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February Volunteer of the Month: Monica Backs

February Volunteer of the Month: Monica Backs

Monica Backs is our volunteer of the month for February! Monica got involved with FLOW during a FLOW sponsored capstone project at OSU!  She is the lead for our Carmack Woods restoration. Carmack Woods is a forested wetland located between Carmack Lots 5 and 6 on Ohio...

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