contender01[1]Please join Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District in welcoming Doug Tallamy, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center as he speaks about the inherent, necessary relationships within nature.


Why do specialized food relationships directly affect local food webs that support animal diversity?  Why should we restore life to our residential properties?  What can we do to make our landscapes living ecosystems?

For complete information and the flyer, click the following link:  Doug Tallamy-Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships

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Educators & Youth Leaders


Envirothon Team in action!

Franklin Soil and Water is looking for corporate or individual team sponsors to help pay the registration fees and to assist with transportation for the local schools competing in this years Envirothon. While not required, sponsors may also assist the team with educational training to help them in the current topic.

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Tree Sale pick-up is finally here! Get ready to plant the beautiful trees and perennials if you ordered this year. Pick-up details: Friday, April 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon at ODNR Division of Wildlife District 1 Headquarters, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus 43215. Read More

Local Governments

Our geomatics team just produced this awesome map of households participating in the GreenSpot rain barrel program from 2011 through this year. It’s exciting to see the widespread participation! Read More