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MORPC and Franklin Soil and Water Work to Protect Natural Resources

November 30, 2016

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is partnering with Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District plan to develop a plan to restore and protect our natural resources within the Blacklick Creek watershed. 

MORPC and Franklin Soil and Water are holding two upcoming open houses. These events are an opportunity for residents to learn about and provide feedback on the preparation of a plan to restore and protect valuable natural resources within the Blacklick Creek watershed.

Blacklick Creek is a tributary of Big Walnut Creek draining the Eastern portion of Franklin County and the Western edge of Licking County with a smaller portion of the Northwest corner of Fairfield County and a fraction of the Southeast corner of Delaware County also contributing to the creek. It is one of many streams flowing north to south across Central Ohio, crisscrossed by scores of roads, with hundreds of thousands of people driving by, oblivious to the treasure flowing under their wheels.

The open house meetings will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Dec. 13 at the Plain Township Fire Hall and on Dec. 15 at the Blacklick Donato’s located at 6965 E. Broad St.  There will be short presentations on the project at 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM on both evenings, but residents are welcome to arrive and depart at their convenience.

For more information contact Rachael Beeman at rbeeman@morpc.org or 614.233.4123.