Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

3528 N High St
Columbus OH  43214

Phone: (614) 267-3386

Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

FLOW is known for promoting the use of rain barrels through rain barrel seminars, service events like litter clean-up and invasive species removals, tree planting, butterfly gardens and free public meetings to share information about good things happening in our community.

FLOW is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision makers.

3528 N. High Street, Ste. F
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-267-3386



www.olentangywatershed.org


Our mission is to keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision-makers.

As FLOW changes to meet the environmental and social challenges o

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Founded: FLOW was formed as a non-profit 501© 3 in August 1997.

Categories: Environmental Conservation, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

Tree Planting

Tree Planting
09:00 am - 04/21/2018

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Tree planting at Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Rosewind Commons and Windsor STEM Elementary School in partnership with Leadership Columbus. Please...

Hard Road Park Tree Planting Earthday 2018

Hard Road Park Tree Planting Earthday 2018
09:00 am - 04/14/2018

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please join FLOW and our partners from Battelle as we replant about 4 acres recently cleared of invasive Bradford Pear! We will be replanting with about 20 different...

Carmack Woods Honeysuckle Removal

Carmack Woods Honeysuckle Removal
09:00 am - 04/07/2018

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be working with students at OSU to remove honeysuckle from a 6 acre plot of woods at OSU by the Carmack Parking Lots on West Campus. FLOW will provide gloves,...

Honeysuckle Removal

Honeysuckle Removal
09:00 am - 03/24/2018

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be working with students at OSU to remove honeysuckle from a 6 acre plot of woods at OSU by the Carmack Parking Lots on West Campus. FLOW will provide gloves,...

Riverbank Litter Cleanup

Riverbank Litter Cleanup
01:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be meeting at the West end of the Battelle warehouse parking lot as our starting off point. The litter cleanup will go from about 3rd avenue and move north...

Honeysuckle Removal

Honeysuckle Removal
01:00 pm - 02/24/2018

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be working with students at OSU to remove honeysuckle from a 6 acre plot of woods at OSU by the Carmack Parking Lots on West Campus. FLOW will provide gloves,...

Tree Planting

Tree Planting
01:00 pm - 12/09/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

It's late notice, but after the success of last Saturday's event we will be planting trees at Union Cemetery from 1pm to 3pm this Saturday. It will be cold and there...

Tree Planting

Tree Planting
10:00 am - 12/02/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be planting trees on property in the Adena Brook Watershed that is in need of some native trees and shrubs. This event is late notice, but because the weather...

Weinland Tree Nursery

Weinland Tree Nursery
02:00 pm - 09/24/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We'll be weeding, mulching, and sorting trees! Join us making a difference at the first urban tree nursery in columbus! Please register here to help us better plan...

Slyh Run Floodplain Planting

Slyh Run Floodplain Planting
09:00 am - 09/16/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be planting native shrubs in the understory along the north bank of Slyh Run at Cranbrook Elementary School. If we get more people to help, we will also...

Confluence Clean-up

Confluence Clean-up
08:00 am - 07/08/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

The confluence really needs some TLC. Please come prepared with close toed shoes and long pants if possible. This event was planned for earlier this spring but was...

I-71 Pollinator Garden

I-71 Pollinator Garden
09:00 am - 06/24/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Get excited about this huge project in the works. Phase 1 will be completed June 24th and will encompass planting 100 native pollinator plants and mulching a small...

Father's Day Tree Care

Father's Day Tree Care
07:00 am - 06/18/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We have about 600 seedlings growing up in Weinland Park Nursery but the plot could defiantly use some love. Please join us weeding and picking up litter before your...

Invasive Removal

Invasive Removal
10:30 am - 06/17/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

This is a local bird sanctuary that needs your help removing honeysuckle, creeping euonymous, and english ivy. This community bands together monthly, every 3rd Saturday...

Habitat Restoration Planting Opportunity

Habitat Restoration Planting Opportunity
12:00 pm - 06/11/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Join MAD Scientist Associates and the Crawford County Park District in completing their wetland creation project at Heckert Preserve! This wetland complex will filter...

Northern Olentangy Watershed Festival

Northern Olentangy Watershed Festival
12:00 pm - 06/10/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

FLOW will be attending this educational and fun watershed festival at Mingo Park in Delaware. There will be a variety of family friendly things to do. If it rains...

The Ravines of Clintonville: Valuing Urban Landscapes

The Ravines of Clintonville: Valuing Urban Landscapes
08:10 am - 06/08/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please register at epn.osu.edu for a presentation on the ecology and history of Glen Echo tributary/ravine in Clintonville. The talk will be followed by an optionalwalking...

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