Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

3528 N High St
Columbus,  OH 43214

Phone: (614) 267-3386



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...

Valuing Urban Landscapes - The Ravines of Clintonville

Valuing Urban Landscapes - The Ravines of Clintonville
07:15 am - 06/08/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please Register Here: epn.osu.edu/events/june-8-2017-epn-breakfast-club Note: Registration is Cash/Check/eRequest ($10-$15) Credit Card ($15- $20) Description:...

Day 2 Sloopy Swale Plant Rescue

Day 2 Sloopy Swale Plant Rescue
08:30 am - 05/28/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please help us dig up native plants and trees at this site and transport them off site. Otherwise, what we don't get will be bulldozed next week. All help will...

Sloopy Swale Plant Rescue

Sloopy Swale Plant Rescue
09:00 am - 05/27/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We need people to help us dig up native plants and transport them to vehicles so that we can relocate them before this area of Ohio State University is bulldozed...

Hilliard Community Backyards Program

Hilliard Community Backyards Program
11:00 am - 05/20/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Interested in backyard conservation? The Community Backyards program offers one reimbursement up to $50 after you purchase an approved rain barrel, composter or...

Webster Park Invasive Removal

Webster Park Invasive Removal
10:30 am - 05/20/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Join us removing Invasive Species such as creeping euonymus, english ivy, and honeysuckle. Help us restore this bird sanctuary gem to it's former glamour! Please...

USG Tree Planting and Litter Clean-up

USG Tree Planting and Litter Clean-up
11:00 am - 04/09/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be planting more trees and cleaning up a lot of litter with the Undergraduate Student Government and students at OSU! This will be a big event involving...

Kickbutt Columbus Bethel Ramp Clean up

Kickbutt Columbus Bethel Ramp Clean up
09:00 am - 03/25/2017

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Come out and help us keep columbus beautiful! We'll all meet at Wolfe Park to hand out supplies and refeshments, then carpool to Anheuser Busch Park. We will clean...

Antrim Lake Invasive Honeysuckle Removal

Antrim Lake Invasive Honeysuckle Removal
09:30 am - 11/09/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be cohosting this event with the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program to remove invasive bush honeysuckle. You can either help cut the honeysuckle with...

Rush Run Preserve Invasive Honeysuckle Removal

Rush Run Preserve Invasive Honeysuckle Removal
09:30 am - 08/13/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

FLOW will be cohosting this event with the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program to remove invasive bush honeysuckle. You can either help cut the honeysuckle with...

Weinland Park Festival at Schoenbaum Park

Weinland Park Festival at Schoenbaum Park
12:00 pm - 08/06/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Come on out to the Weinland Park Festival at Schoenbaum Park. FLOW will be hosting a booth to educate people about trees and sign residents of Weinland Park up...

Antrim Lake Invasive Honeysuckle Removal

Antrim Lake Invasive Honeysuckle Removal
09:30 am - 08/06/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be cohosting this event with the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program to remove invasive bush honeysuckle. You can either help cut the honeysuckle with...

Slyh Run Restoration at Cranbrook Elementary

Slyh Run Restoration at Cranbrook Elementary
10:00 am - 07/30/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

We will be removing invasive bush honeysuckle from the north side of Slyh Run on the school grounds. You can either help cut the honeysuckle or drag it to the brush...

Iuka Park Invasive Honeysuckle Removal

Iuka Park Invasive Honeysuckle Removal
09:30 am - 07/23/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

This event in our watershed is sponsored by the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program to remove invasive bush honeysuckle. You can either help cut the honeysuckle...

Weinland Park Urban Tree Nursery

Weinland Park Urban Tree Nursery
09:30 am - 05/14/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please stop by during the morning and help us get our new Urban Tree Nursery spruced up! We need help digging holes for our new trees! FLOW will provide the shovels...

Why Go Native? Exploring the Value of Planting Native Trees

Why Go Native? Exploring the Value of Planting Native Trees
07:15 pm - 05/02/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Many people have an understanding that planting trees helps the environment. In fact, this spring alone FLOW was able to recruit more than 600 volunteers to plant...

River Bluff Tree Planting

River Bluff Tree Planting
08:30 am - 04/23/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please join FLOW and MetroParks in planting this new park along the Olentangy River. The more people that sign up, the more trees that we can plant! We will bring...

Public Meeting: What is a Watershed? How can we monitor its health?

Public Meeting: What is a Watershed? How can we monitor its health?
07:15 pm - 04/04/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Where: Veritas Community Church 345 E. 2nd Ave., Columbus When: 7:15-8:30pm, April 4, 2016 RSVP: info@olentangywatershed.org During this meeting, you...

10% to FLOW Day at Luckys!

10% to FLOW Day at Luckys!
07:00 am - 03/31/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

When you shop at Lucky's Market on March 31st, FLOW will receive 10% of the sales. FLOW will use these funds to plant trees, clean up rivers, plant gardens, and...

Step 1: Stream Quality Monitor Training

Step 1: Stream Quality Monitor Training
07:00 pm - 03/22/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

FLOW is working with the Ohio Water Resources Center and the Sierra Club to create an active group of Water Stewards in the Lower Olentangy Watershed. These stewards...

The Olentangy through the Lens of George Anderson

The Olentangy through the Lens of George Anderson
07:15 pm - 03/07/2016

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Long time FLOW member and professional photographer George Anderson has been canoeing and photographing the Olentangy River for some time now. Come join FLOW as...

Weinland Park Urban Tree Nursery

Weinland Park Urban Tree Nursery
10:00 am - 10/31/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

The Weinland Park community in the Olentangy Watershed currently has one of the lowest tree canopies in the city. As part of Branch Out Columbus, they are building...

Island View Park Tree and Shrub Planting

Island View Park Tree and Shrub Planting
09:30 am - 10/24/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please help us replant areas that have been recently cleared of invasive bush honeysuckle by the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program staff at this beautiful...

Islandview Park Native Planting Event

Islandview Park Native Planting Event
09:30 am - 10/24/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please join us and the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program to plant native understory species in the areas that have been previously cleared of invasive bush...

12th Annual Olentangy Forum

12th Annual Olentangy Forum
09:00 am - 10/22/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

For the past 12 years, the Olentangy Watershed Forum has connected citizens and experts who wish to explore issues that impact the quality of life in the watershed....

Islandview Park Honeysuckle Removal

Islandview Park Honeysuckle Removal
09:30 am - 09/26/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

This is not your typical park! It is a beautiful forested area that is being invaded by alien plant species. No experience is necessary. Please join us and the Columbus...

Morse Rd Area Litter Cleanup

Morse Rd Area Litter Cleanup
09:00 am - 09/13/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please join FLOW and members of Ashtanga Yoga to clean up litter from this 8 acre parcel along Morse Rd (just west of Menards). EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND NEEDED. ...

Islandview Park Honeysuckle Removal

Islandview Park Honeysuckle Removal
09:30 am - 09/12/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please help us remove invasive bush honeysuckle with the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program staff at this beautiful forested area near the Olentangy River....

Back to School River Cleanup

Back to School River Cleanup
09:00 am - 08/22/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please join us at the Olentangy River adjacent to Battelle for a river cleanup. FLOW will supply gloves, litter grabbers, and trash bags. You can also see the 5th...

4th Annual Anheuser Busch River Cleanup & FLOW Annual Meeting

4th Annual Anheuser Busch River Cleanup & FLOW Annual Meeting
09:00 am - 06/13/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Join us for a river cleanup with our watershed partner Anheuser Busch to keep our water clean. We will be meeting at the Ohio Health Parking Lot at 3420 Olentangy...

Stream Stewardship Workshop

Stream Stewardship Workshop
06:45 pm - 06/01/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Dear Prospective Volunteers FLOW received a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Fund in mid May to fund the supplies we will...

Invasive Species Removal Service Event

Invasive Species Removal Service Event
09:30 am - 05/30/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Sorry to change the date for this event, but we did not want to interupt your Memorial Day Weekend. Please join FLOW and the Columbus Ecological Restoration Program...

Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, Composting and Native Plants, Oh My

Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, Composting and Native Plants, Oh My
10:00 am - 05/16/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Everyone is thinking about spring, but this is your chance to do something to help get your yard ready!! Come and learn from experts about rain water harvesting...

Olentangy River Cleanup

Olentangy River Cleanup
10:00 am - 05/02/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Come out Saturday May 2nd from 10am to 1pm to help us keep the newly restored portion of the Olentangy River clean and safe for our wildlife! - We will meet at...

Earth Day Tree Planting

Earth Day Tree Planting
09:00 am - 04/18/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

Please join FLOW and the Battelle River and Stream Team to plant the western portion of the conservation easement along Bill Moose Run. (Last year we planted the...

Webster Park Bird Sanctuary Invasive Species Removal

Webster Park Bird Sanctuary Invasive Species Removal
02:00 pm - 03/29/2015

At Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)

If you want to see one of the most beautiful parks in Columbus, please join us to remove invasive species at this beautiful nature preserve. If you have boots or...

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