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Laura Fay

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Review for Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed Flow, Columbus, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

FLOW has been a very successful grass roots organization for years and I was pleased when they asked me to be a board member to help continue the success of working cooperatively with municipalities, landowners and businesses within our watershed.

Watershed work is fun because it involves so many types of activities and so many partners that the work never gets dull.

Anyone that wants a fun place to volunteer or a great place to donate their money should join us.

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

I have personally experienced the synergy of a grassroots organization and making connections with businesses and residents within the watershed. We are currently working with Battelle's Stream Team and Columbus Recreation and Parks to plan for an extensive stream side native tree planting, planting an urban arboretum to help manage stormwater in addition to beautifying urban neighborhoods and helping some of our subwatershed groups and partners apply for grants.

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

I would like to be more organized so that we could embrace the volunteers that we have and be sure to give them all the projects that they want to handle. To do that we would need a better database of our members and volunteers so that we know what people are interested in helping with.

Role:  Board Member & I have helped with presentations regarding our Watershed Action Plan, written grants to fund our activities and helped remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs.