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  1. A Case Study: Applying the Four Keys to Effective Education and Outreach Plan

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/case-study-applying-four-keys-effective-education-and-outreach-plan

    This presentation was developed by Joe Bonnell as part of the Ohio Watershed Academy module, "Education and Outreach Plans: Moving from Awareness to Action". This second presentation reviews a case study where the four keys were applied to promo ...

  2. Four Keys to Effective Education and Outreach Plans

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/four-keys-effective-education-and-outreach-plans

    This presentation was developed by Joe Bonnell as part of the Ohio Watershed Academy module,?Education and Outreach Plans: Moving from Awareness to Action?. This first presentation offers four keys for developing more effective education and outreach plan ...

  3. Volunteer Stream Monitoring

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

    What is it? The state of Ohio determined that in order to effectively restore, protect, and enhance water quality in Ohio, managing agencies should collect as much scientific data and knowledge possible about waterway conditions throughout the state. Volu ...

  4. Natural Channel Designs for Drainage Ditches

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/natural-drainage-management

      Rural drainage systems or ditches are networks of manmade and natural drainage ways where water flows from individual farms, home lots, and rural residential communities. Two-stage ditches or?natural channel? designs incorporate floodplain zones that in ...

  5. Conservation Easements

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

    A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and public or private entity, such as a land trust, or a government agency.  An easement places a limit on how the land can be used in the future.  For example, it may require that landowner ...

  6. Promoting Infiltration

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

    Your house roof, like pavement, sheds water. If downspouts from roof gutters empty out on grassy areas, the water will have a chance to soak naturally into the ground. This will allow the water that runs off your roof to have a chance to soak into the gro ...

  7. Septic Maintenance and Upgrades

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/septic-maintenance-and-upgrades

    Roughly 1 million Ohio homes use septic tanks and, unlike those homes that use city sewage treatment systems, on-site septic system maintenance and upkeep are the homeowner's responsibility. Ensuring septic systems are properly designed and maintaine ...

  8. Low-impact Lawn Care

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

    Many of the landowners we spoke with were concerned with lowering the impact their lawn care had on the stream and the environment in general while still maintaing a nice looking lawn.  Low-impact lawn care utilizes practices like soil testing, water cons ...

  9. Backyard Conservation

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

    Many of the landowners we interviewed enjoyed viewing wildlife in and around the stream on their property.   Backyard Conservation is a term used by the Natural Resources Conservation Service that refers to a suite of practices (e.g., planting trees) that ...

  10. Stream Buffers

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

    Stream buffers are unmowed areas along streams with appropriate streamside vegetation growing, preferably native trees and other plants. The width can vary according to available space and homeowner preference (5 feet, 10 feet or more). As a general rule, ...

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