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Central Ohio Group Programs & Events

All Central Ohio Sierra Club Programs & Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. If you have a program suggestion, please contact the Programs Coordinator.

Please see our Facebook Page, the Newsletter or the Calendar for more information on programs and events.


SWACO Tour
Tuesday, July 29, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Resource Center, 4149 London-Groveport Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123

Join the Sierra Club Central Ohio Group for an educational landfill tour at the Sold Waste Authority of Central Ohio SWACO Landfill in Columbus! The program will take place on Tuesday, July 29th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The tour will begin at the Resource Center (4149 London-Groveport Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123) where we will be given a slide show presentation on the engineering, regulations and monitoring of a modern day sanitary landfill. Immediately following the presentation at the Resource Center visitors will enter the landfill site via bus in order to view a modern day working landfill. This will be a great opportunity to see how a landfill operates and to learn exactly what happens to all of our trash once it is "thrown away".

For more information, please see our Facebook Page for this event.


Bug Hike
Saturday, August 2nd, 10am-Noon
Location: Highbanks Metro Park

Join Amber Bellamy, chair of COG Conservation Committee and a doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Ohio State University, for a creeking and macro invertebrate hike at High Banks Metro Park. The hike will focus on insect identification and stream health assessment. We will be wading in the shallow waters of the Olentangy River and getting wet so please wear water shoes and appropriate clothing. Look for Sierra signs.

For more information, please see our Facebook Page for this event.


Fountain Side
Wednesday, August 6th 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department series offers water play and fountain fun at the 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain in Bicentennial Park on select Wednesdays throughout the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An array of themed activities, games, arts and crafts await -- get ready to hop into summer with our favorite fountain frog, visit with barnyard friends, learn how to eat healthy, be active and more! Sunny 95 will be on hand to cool you off with free ice cream from the Meijer Treat Truck. Sierra Club will be tabling and have an interactive enviroscape covering topics of stream ecology, wetlands, and storm runoff.


CLEAN UP
Saturday, August 23 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Westerville's Astronaut Grove Park, 290 W Main Street

Friends of Alum Creek & Tributaries (FACT) and Sierra Club are seeking volunteers to help remove invasive honeysuckle removal and clean-up along the Alum Creek river at Westerville's Astronaut Grove Park. The park is located at 290 W Main Street, located across the street from Alum Creek Park North/across the river from the Westerville Senior Center. FACT will be collaborating with Otterbein University students as part of the school's Community Fall Plunge. Please wear sturdy work shoes (no sandals), pants & long sleeve shirts. FACT will provide work tools, gloves. beverages and snacks.

For more information, please see our Facebook Page for this event.


COG Family Potluck Picnic
Sunday, August 24, 1-5pm
Location: Clear Creek Metro Park, 185 Clear Creek Rd, Rockbridge, OH 43149, Barnebey Hambleton Area

Please join the Sierra Club Central Ohio Group on Sunday, August 24th for its annual picnic at Clear Creek Metro Park! It has been a whirlwind year, and this is a great opportunity for us to celebrate our victories and catch up on what's going on in the state of Ohio. Drinks will be provided but please bring a food dish to share with everyone.We will meet at the Barnebey Hambleton Area. Feel free to come early or stay late and explore other parts of the park.
Come meet our staff & board members; learn about how you can be more involved with the Club, and connect with other like minded Sierrans.
Don't miss this fun family opportunity to celebrate with the Sierra Club Central Ohio Group!

Map: http://www.metroparks.net/ mapclearcreek.aspx

For more information, please see our Facebook Page for this event.


OSU Pay It Forward Service Event
Tuesday, August 26 9-11.30

Please see our Facebook Page for information about this event.


Clean Up
Saturday, October 25 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Westerville's Boyer Nature Preserve, 452 E. Park Street, Westerville, OH

Friends of Alum Creek & Tributaries (FACT) is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive honeysuckle bushes, plant native trees, and clean-up trash from within Westerville's Boyer Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 25 starting 9:00 AM at 452 E. Park Street, Westerville, OH. This is being held in conjuction with national Make a Difference Day.

Wetlands in an urban environment are rare and serve as natural habitat for a large variety of wildlife species such as frogs, turtles, snakes, fish, birds, and unusual acquatic plants and diverse insects.
Meet at park entrance located at the corner of Park Street & Orchard Lane. Please wear outdoor work clothes (long pants) and sturdy shoes or work boots. Bring shovels, loppers, bow saws if you have them. Various tools, gloves, trash bags, beverages and some snacks will be provided to volunteers.
The Sierra Club Central Ohio Group, MAD Scientist & Associates LLC, and Westerville Parks and Recreations are also supporting this group service project.
The mission of Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) is to preserve and protect the quality and beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, and citizen participation at many levels. FACT is a local non-profit volunteer based organization serving as the environmental steward for the Alum Creek lower watershed within Franklin and Delaware counties.

For more information, please see our Facebook Page for this event.


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