Learn about: cold weather energy savings (and how to get a rebate for a programmable thermostat), what to do if your pipes freeze (& how to prevent it), water main breaks, sledding & outdoor activities, mulching your garden for winter with Com-Til (while we still have temperate weather), keeping storm drains clear & more.
Prep Your Plant Beds for Winter with Com-Til
Temperate weather provides the perfect conditions to prepare your garden and plant beds for winter. By applying a layer of mulch, you can protect them from the temperature extremes and fluctuations we experience in central Ohio.
Plan Your Own Litter Cleanup
Want to plan your own neighborhood litter cleanup? For planning assistance and supplies, Columbus residents should contact: Keep Columbus Beautiful at 645-8027. KCB can provide litter grabbers, safety vests, bags & other tools; they offer an Adopt-an-Area program and graffiti cleanup too.
Visit the KCB page at Columbus Refuse.
Plan Your Own Storm Drain Marker Event
Help raise awareness that dumping waste into storm drains contributes to water pollution & endangers wildlife. Decals, adhesive & instruction is provided for volunteers to apply on curbs near storm drain inlets - perfect for individuals or groups. Coordinate an event to coincide with River Pride or plan one anytime from April through October (weather permitting).
Green Spot Program
A recognition program for Columbus residents who are taking steps to protect the environment. Learn how to become more "green" & make your home, school or business a GreenSpot. Learn More...
If you are interested in protecting our natural resources, get involved in our public education programs. You, your community or school group can participate in stream-bank litter cleanups, invasive plant removal & many other activities that promote awareness & appreciation of our natural waterways.
Hoover Reservoir Litter Cleanup
Volunteers are encouraged to participate in this annual litter cleanup on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Hoover Reservoir.
Meeting at the shelter house below the dam. Bags, gloves & refreshments provided. Come out for some good "clean" fun!