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Watershed Forum to Focus on Protecting Water Quality Through Land Use Planning

October 14, 2010

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio – Watershed health is essential to developing and maintaining productive communities. A watershed forum being held this month will focus on the importance of land use planning to protect water quality.

The seventh Olentangy Watershed Forum will be held Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Highbanks Metro Park Nature Center, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio.

Organizations serving on the 2010 OWF Planning Committee include: Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW), Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, Heart of Ohio Resource Conservation and Development Council, and the City of Delaware.

The event is free without lunch and $5 with a box lunch, payable at the door.

The purpose of the Olentangy Watershed Forum is to educate residents, water resource professionals, township officials, landowners and farmers about water quality issues in the Olentangy Watershed and what effective planning strategies can be employed.

Topics of discussion will include: land use planning strategies, local watershed actions, project development, public engagement and current water quality issues.

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Candace Pollock
Kim Williams