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Lockbourne Winter Hikes
Get Out Your Hiking Boots!
Join us for walks on our Magnolia Trails!
Dates: 1/23/21 & 2/20/21
Time: 11 AM- 1PM
Address:154 Commerce Street, Lockbourne OH 43137
if you're interested in nature, come and see the beautiful views of Big Walnut Creek! There is plenty of wildlife that can be seen from our trails, including deer, herons, hawks, and ducks. In other seasons, it is clear to identify our Pawpaw grove and buckeye trees.
If history is more your style, you may also see the locks and the Columbus Feeder. Our locks are recognized on the National Register of Historic places.
Water/Sewer Bill Assistance
Notification from: Ohio EPA - Division of Drinking and Ground Waters
This message is in regard to your public water system. Ohio EPA wanted to make community public water systems aware of financial assistance available to Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer bills, as far back as April 1, 2020. This assistance is being made available from the CARES Act through 47 Community Action Agencies throughout the state.
Details on eligibility and how Ohioans can apply for this assistance can be found at https://businesshelp.ohio.gov/pdf/10232020-home-relief-grant.pdf
For more information visit BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov or email BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov.
Stormwater Awareness information
Experts believe that almost 70% of the pollution in our rivers and lakes is carried there by stormwater runoff. Stormwater can also cause erosion and flooding. Water contaminated with sediment and pollution takes more money to treat before it can be used for drinking water.
How can you get involved?
Attend or set-up a socially distanced community or neighborhood clean-up (litter, streams, stormwater ponds, etc)
Clear storm-drains of leaf debris in your neighborhood
Plant native trees & plants in your garden or with a local community group
Install or DIY a rain barrel to catch stormwater runoff
Build a rain garden on your property
Attend an educational workshops or tours (residents/businesses/contractors)
Check the weather report before applying fertilizer to your lawn or any oil or chemicals to driveways and sidewalks. This will protect the environment and your pocketbook.
Make sure lawns have 3-4 inches of topsoil under the grass. This will reduce runoff, as well as make lawns easier to maintain.
Always pick up and properly dispose of pet waste
Businesses can participate too! Visit www.franklinswcd.org/water-quality-partner-program