Data and Reports on the Olentangy River Watershed:
Map of the Olentangy Watershed
Be the Change for Clean Water is working to bring together ten counties along with many partners to provide education, resources, and various opportunities to “be the change for clean water.” Some of the messages they convey are: Farm 4R Future, Interrupt surface Runoff and Tile Drainage, Keep Storm Drains Clean, Infiltrate Storm Water, and Manage your Home Sewage Treatment System.
OWA encourages the use of native species when undertaking any landscaping project. Native plants have several benefits. They require less maintenance, less water, less fertilizer and pesticides, promote biodiversity, are great for pollinators and other wildlife, and can be aesthetically pleasing. Native species can also help with erosion and filtering stormwater.
ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves has a Go Native! page that can be found here. There are several links to lists of native species by habitat type, as well as information on invasive species. You can find ODNR’s list of Ohio native plant nurseries here. Note – this list is not comprehensive and may not be up to date.
More information on invasive species can be found on the Ohio Invasive Plants Council’s website.