How residents treat their lawn matters for water quality in central Ohio.  Healthy lawns have deeper root systems, drought and disease tolerance, and are better for water quality because they absorb more rainfall.  Residents throughout Franklin County are invited to commit to Get Grassy! for clean water by taking the pledge today.  Read More

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Educators & Youth Leaders

2016 Conservation Poster Contest winners

2016 Conservation Poster Contest winners

The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual conservation poster contest has come to a close for another year! This year, 12 schools with over 1,000 students participated from grades K-12.  This year’s theme was “We All Need Trees” focusing on the importance and environmental benefits of trees. Read More

Landowners

The Community Backyards program will be starting its 2016 season Friday, April 1st! The program offers rebates to eligible residents for the purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, or native plants and trees after they participate in an in-person workshop or an online course and quiz. Read More

Local Governments

Eco-friendly development is a key element of Grove City’s growth objectives as one of central Ohio’s fastest-growing suburbs. When Grove City encountered maintenance challenges including interior water leaks caused by the flat-basin roof design at the Grove City Safety Complex, site of the city’s Division of Police and Mayor’s Court, city officials sought an eco-friendly solution. The low impact development (LID) technique selected was a blue roof supplemented by rain gardens. Read More