OWA Partnering with City of Delaware: Non-point Source Implementation Strategic Plan (NPS-IS)

The City of Delaware has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for funding to develop a NPS-IS plan on the Delaware Run HUC-12 watershed. This area spans from south of the Delaware Lake Dam to just south US 36. The State of Ohio Gulf Hypoxia Assistance Agreement is the specific funding source. OWA will be helping to fund the development of the plan, and assist with stakeholder outreach as things progress. If you would like to be involved in identifying critical areas the plan should focus on for water quality improvements, or are a concerned or interested resident that would like to learn more, please contact the City’s Watershed & Sustainability Coordinator, Caroline Cicerchi, at ccicerchi@delawareohio.net.

For more information on the non-point source pollution control program, visit Ohio EPA’s website here.

17th Annual Olentangy Watershed Forum (Virtual)

The Olentangy Watershed Alliance is proud to partner again with several stakeholders to hold the Annual Olentangy Watershed Forum on October 22nd from 8 AM to noon. Ohio Wesleyan University will be the host and MC through the Zoom platform. The virtual event will be recorded and posted to this website at a later date.

For the past 17 years, the Olentangy Watershed Forum has connected citizens and experts who wish to explore issues that impact the quality of life in the watershed. Please join us for state of the watershed updates by the sponsors listed below, along with presentations covering mussels in the Olentangy, the Delaware Lake Dam and flood control management, the implementation strategies for the Olentangy Greenspace plan, and much more. Jonathan Overpeck, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the United Nations advisory group on climate change and Dean of the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, will be the keynote speaker from 8:10 AM to 9:05 AM with a presentation titled, “American Rivers and Climate Change: a Tale of Two Hydrologic Extremes.”

Register for the event through Eventbrite here

Zoom access information: 
Time: Oct 22, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 889 2111 4089
Passcode: 341674

First Virtual NOW Festival July 18, 2020

The City of Delaware Public Utilities Department held its Annual Northern Olentangy Watershed Festival on July 18, 2020 but took a virtual route due to COVID-19. Local partners helped to bring the experience of the Olentangy River right to your living room with experiential videos and watershed lessons. The program had a live question and answer session with panel experts. The full recording can be viewed on the Public Utilities Facebook page or visiting this link.