Parks and Land

October 1, 2009

Notes from the Spring all-Ohio Summit Planning Team

This team was formed at the Leadership Retreat to assist in planning and organizing a spring Leave No Child Inside Summit for the entire state. This […]
September 14, 2009

Grants available for helping children walk or bike to school

Ohio SRTS Funding Available: By encouraging and enabling children to use active transportation, communities can cut costs, offer healthy options and improve the area surrounding the […]
September 3, 2009

Natural Playspaces – a good model to replace the plastic playground

We are fortunate to have Franklin County Metro Parks that have incorporated the Nature Play Area concept into their parks. Our friend Leslie Strader at MORPC […]
August 3, 2009

Learn About Raingardens and Help Install One

Community members can learn about raingardens and how to build one at two community meetings this August. Friday, August 7: First Friday Forum 6:30 pm potluck […]
July 29, 2009

Natural Area Restoration – Olentangy Greenway in Worthington

UPDATED: This Week Community News : High grass, wildflowers stir up Parklands neighbors. 7/30/09 http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/worthington/stories/2009/07/29/0730wograss_ln.html?sid=104 I had the educational experience of seeing civic government in action […]
July 6, 2009

Stimulus program: Delaware County couple hope that opening their property to others will inspire creativity

Stimulus program Delaware County couple hope that opening their property to others will inspire creativity Monday, July 6, 2009 3:32 AM By Jill Laster THE COLUMBUS […]
June 25, 2009

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program in Licking County

SEE BROCHURE AT BOTTOM: From Kayla Hughes Program Assistant, Family Nutrition Program Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Ohio State University Extension, Licking County: Training class for Ohio […]
June 22, 2009

OSU enlisting citizen-scientists statewide to count ladybugs

Meet the beetles OSU enlisting citizen-scientists statewide to count ladybugs Monday, June 22, 2009 3:11 AM By Steven Bushong THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH . Citizen-scientists across Ohio […]
June 13, 2009

Privately-owned Woodland Altars being logged after long debate

(Shared with permission by member Loraine McCosker) WOODLAND ALTARS an old forest’s last stand published by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System photos were taken at […]