Data and Reports on the Olentangy River Watershed:

Olentangy River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Report

Olentangy River TMDL Fact Sheet

Upper Olentangy Watershed Management and Action Plan

Lower Olentangy Watershed Action Plan

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.

Plant Native! 
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.

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Image result for odnr natural areas and preserves logoODNR 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.