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  1. Lead

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1520

    GENERAL INFORMATION Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and ... around homes. Even at low levels, lead may cause a range of health effects including behavioral problems ... the brain is developing. The primary source of lead exposure for most children is lead-based paint in ...

  2. Promoting Infiltration

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/basic-stream-and-watershed-ecology-lesson-plans/promoting-infiltration

    should not be removed (A New Way: Restoring Habitat in Urban Watersheds, Wayne County Michigan DEQ, ... rain, storms, your garden hose, etc. to soak into the ground instead of running into nearby streams, ... stabilizing an urban streambank. Contact local nurseries/seed providers or contractors who work in Franklin ...

  3. Ottowa River Coalition

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/profiles-watershed-leadership/ottowa-river-coalition

    counties in NW Ohio. Most of the land in the watershed is agricultural, but there are significant urbanized ... results and I wanted to learn more about the role leadership played in their success. Beth indicated that ... shared with me that day about their experiences leading a collaborative watershed initiative. Lesson #1: ...

  4. Evaluating the Performance of Stream Restoration Projects in Ohio

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/stream-systems/evaluating-performance-stream-restoration-projects-ohio

    Department of Natural Resources presents results from a three year study assessing the ecological integrity ... Mecklenburg discusses the criteria used to evaluate ecological integrity, factors that lead to project success ...

  5. Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/events/ohio-watershed-leaders-conference

    River Network) Quantifying impacts of agricultural practices on water quality at the field scale (Mark ... Williams, USDA-Agricultural Research Service) Maumee Area of Concern (Cherie Blair, Ohio EPA) Building ... Lake Erie Research Center Secor Dam Stream Restoration Toldeo Botanical Gardens Dam Removal Projects ...

  6. Algae Blooms and Land Use Practices

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/best-practices/algae-blooms-and-land-use-practices

    lead to algae blooms in lake environments. Jim Hoorman will review the latest research on cover crops ... and how they may help reduce nutrient losses from agricultural lands while improving soil quality. ...

  7. Streamside Landowner Guides

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/watershed-management/streamside-landowner-guides

    Streamside Landowner Guides Background These online guides were created as a result of interviews ... conducted with 24 streamside landowners in two urbanizing watersheds in central Ohio. The purpose of this ... while streaside landowners had a clear understanding of what can damage streams in urban areas (e.g., ...

  8. Conservation Easements

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/conservation-easements

    environmental outcomes on the land. An agricultural easement is a specific type of conservation easement.  It is ... conservation outcomes, it likely encourages continued agricultural use of the land.  An agricultural easement ... the farmer to continue using the land for agriculture. For additional discussion see OSU Extension ...

  9. West Creek Conservancy

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/groups/west-creek-conservancy

    urban lands and restoring streams, wetlands, woods and natural habitats.  And we’re establishing trails ...

  10. Stream Buffers

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/basic-stream-and-watershed-ecology-lesson-plans/stream-buffers

    Safety and Emergency Management Homeowners Guide to Streamside Gardening Although created for streamside ...

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