City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities
Get green tips and a list of watershed groups, as well as information on the City's Fats, Oils, and Grease program and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
Franklin Soil and Water, together with partners, continues to promote stormwater education with a focus on rainwater harvesting and infiltration. Keeping rain where it falls and using it as a resource keeps our watersheds healthy and safe. Check out if you qualify for a $50 rebate on a rain barrel, native plant, or native tree.
PUP stands for Pick Up Poop. All dog owners can "doo" the right thing and scoop poop when walking and in your own backyard. Our goal is clean water and PUPing is our law.
Ohio State University Extension Services
Find a list of plants that are native to the Columbus area, and a library of lawn and garden tips.
Citizen Guide to Stormwater Controls
Residential and commercial construction sites can help or harm our waterways. The GreenSpot Be a Water Hero pamphlet highlights a few good and bad examples and who to call if you see a bad example.
Learn what you can do to use water efficiently, calculate potential water savings, find WaterSense labeled products or test your WaterSense at this EPA site.
Audubon At Home
Audubon At Home is a program that strives to increase food and water sources for wildlife, shelter and nesting opportunities.