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Olentangy Watershed Forum 2015: Best Management Practices for a Healthy Olentangy

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.

This year’s agenda is filled with professionals who will speak on topics pertaining common sense approaches to keep the Olentangy Watershed healthy. Confirmed speakers include:

Jed Burtt: Biodiversity

Eugene Braig (OSU):  Best Practices for Healthy Ponds

Amy Dutt (Urban Wild): Liberty Park Stormwater Improvements

Jason Fyffe (OEPA): Olentangy Stormwater Construction Permit

Dr. Jay Dorsey (ODNR): Stormwater Best Management Practices

Plus reports from the Olentangy Watershed Coordinators, Del-Co Water and Preservation Parks.

After our networking sessions, we will host a walking tour of the Liberty Park Stormwater Best Management Practices.

This forum is for local residents, water resource professionals, township officials, landowners, and farmers who want to learn about water quality issues in the Olentangy Watershed and what effective planning strategies can be employed.

 

When: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 from 9:00 am – 3:15 pm. Doors open at 8:00 am. 

Where: Liberty Township Complex at 7761 Liberty Rd N. Powell 43065   

Come and get an update on all the initiatives in the Olentangy River. Why is this important? The river serves as our drinking water supply, provides recreational relief from the urban environment and is an essential link for wildlife survival.  The more you know, the more you can help protect the Olentangy.

Forum Specifics:  The cost to attend the Forum is free butregistration is required. Seating is limited to 100, so walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. Lunch will be provided.

Registration:  Pre-registration requested by Monday, October 19th.  For more information or to register, please contact Erin Thomas at ethomas@delcowater.com or 740-548-7746 ext 2221