Interactive Maps of Greenspace around Lower Olentangy Watershed

Interactive maps are HERE.

The Greenspace Analysis summarizes existing GIS layers to identify land important for preservation. A scoring system was developed with consideration of parcel-based features (e.g. Parks & Golf Courses), linear features (e.g. Trails & Utility Easements), and features that span multiple parcels (e.g. Wetland & 100yr Floodplains).

Two scoring displays can be viewed in the web maps HERE. Screenshot below:

Additional interactive maps include

Find Your Home Watershed, Watershed Characteristics, Development in the Watershed, and Dams on the Lower Olentangy River: all HERE.

OWU Students Canvassing for Delaware Preservation Parks Levy

Ohio Wesleyan University students volunteered to go door to door in the city of Delaware promoting a levy on the November 7, 2017 ballot to fund our Delaware Preservation Parks system.

Ohio Wesleyan University students, who are also Environmental Studies majors and members of our campus Environment and Wildlife Club, volunteered to go door to door in the city of Delaware promoting a levy on the November 7, 2017 ballot to fund our Delaware Preservation Parks system.

The students were briefed by Steve Berry, a Delaware resident and volunteer with Preservation Parks. Emily Howald (second from left) helped organize the effort, and knocked on doors with Daniel Delatte (left), Nina Codrington-White (second from right) and Holly Keating.

Preservation Parks in Delaware County, Ohio

Preservation Parks in Delaware County, Ohio, consists of ten ecologically significant parks, all open to the public.

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Preservation Parks in Delaware County, Ohio, consists of ten ecologically significant parks, all open to the public.

“Our goals are to preserve green space in our rapidly developing county and to provide environmental education to its residents. Because parks add value to our quality of life, Preservation Parks is committed to continuing to acquire and develop additional areas which can enrich the lives and provide clean, safe places for recreation and relaxation for all members of our community.” (source)

More information at: http://www.preservationparks.com/