FRIENDS OF THE LOWER OLENTANGY WATERSHED FLOW

Rating: 4.82 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Environment, Water

Location: 3528 N High St Ste F Columbus OH 43214 USA

Mission: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & PROTECTION
Target demographics: the lower Olentangy watershed
Programs: tree planting, honeysuckle removal, backyard conservation, rain barrel water harvesting, rain garden infiltration, butterfly gardening, litter cleanups and basic watershed education.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member and worked with FLOW for many years. During this time they have made a real difference in improving the lower Olentangy River. Actions range from clean-ups to being active in development regulations. Their frequent meetings, newsletters and community events do a great job a keeping residents engaged and aware.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

In conjunction with another volunteer organization, I have planted trees alongside FLOW volunteers on more than one occasion and have been very impressed with the dedication and knowledge of the members of FLOW’s grassroots organization. FLOW members and volunteers truly care about the environment. They are making a difference in the ecosystem along the Lower Olentangy Watershed not only by raising awareness and educating people, but also by organizing and participating in hands-on projects that help restore and preserve the quality and sustainability of the area. Thank you, FLOW, for all you do.



I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen a positive difference in the ecosystem along the Olentangy River. I have enjoyed working with the FLOW volunteers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would provide funding so they could purchase more trees to plant or use the money in other ways to further their cause.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I went to a rain barrel workshop put on by FLOW and learned so much about the effects of rainwater runoff and the ability to recapture that to reduce my own utility costs and to protect the Olentangy. Their volunteer events really contribute to the health of this important and beautiful river. I've also seen them work very effectively with local governments to assist in keeping the focus on this resource.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Obtaining a rain barrel and cutting my water bill and my property's run off.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them better connected to neighborhoods closer to downtown and OSU. Also, have them advocate for getting 315 out of the river (it's in OSU's long term plan)

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