Canal Winchester Community Center

Monday, September 28th, 2009

canal winchester rain gardenVillage of Canal Winchester – Community Center
22 S. Trine St. Canal Winchester, OH
200 sqft. of rain garden
Installed 2009

Get your own rain garden sign!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

If you’ve installed a rain garden at your home, you can have a yard sign to show your neighbors, friends, and family members your participation in water conservation and beautifying your neighborhood! Please visit the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District office to buy your sign for just $15, or call for any questions (614-486-9613). Cash and checks are accepted. You can also visit our Resources page to calculate how much water your rain garden collections annually.

rain garden sign

Casto Park rain garden installed

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

rain garden prep On behalf of final group 091209Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT),         thank  you to the thirty-three volunteers who took time on a beautiful Saturday morning (Sept. 12th) to plant a rain garden and remove invasive honeysuckle in Casto Park.   Overall, 78 native wildflowers and grasses were planted next to the picnic shelter in a rain garden and nearly 300 linear feet of invasive honeysuckle was removed along West Spring Run.  These actions are important!

Special thanks to the following organizations, businesses, and individuals:

  • Otterbein College for providing outstanding volunteer “Plunge” helpers this spring and fall 2009 at Casto Park to hands-on address erosion along West Spring Run.
  • Ohio Dominican University students who helped turn the ground in the early hours and stayed past lunch to help clean up.
  • Ohio American Water Company for funding the rain garden plant materials plus the future trees/bushes to be installed in October.
  • Stephanie Suter at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District for her rain garden technical expertise.
  • Tina Mohn, from Columbus Recreation and Parks, for providing on the ground assistance and city encouragement.
  • Columbus Recreation and Park Dept. for supporting the project, and providing wood mulch chips and safety fencing.
  • Walt Reiner, President of Top Soil Direct, for donating organic compost.
  • John Stark, President of Deck Masters, for donating Bobcat equipment service and labor with earth digging preparation
  • Duncan Campbell for pick-up truck hauling and labor.

Casto Park

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Casto Park rain garden
5550 Westerville Rd.  Columbus, OH
60 sqft. of rain garden
Installed 2009

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