EPN Field Trip - Wetlands, River and Restoration: A walking tour of the Lower Olentangy
Join a variety of environmental scientists and field specialists for a walking tour of the Lower Olentangy River featuring learning modules on wildlife (terrestrial and aquatic), forestry, invasive species, water quality and the impact of lowhead dam removals on riparian ecosystems. A cross-cutting theme will be “connectivity” of aquatic ecosystems such as the Olentangy River, both longitudinally (upstream and downstream) and laterally (between the water and land). Examples will be drawn from Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, and the Olentangy River riparian corridor (including Tuttle Park) and will include invasive-species removals, impacts on wildlife and forestry and a focus on Ohio State’s (and other public) water quality and ecosystem monitoring efforts.
Olentangy River Walking Tour Facilitators
Mažeika Sullivan, PhD - director of the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park and SENR associate professor at Ohio State, and his research team.
Laura Fay - director of Grants at MS Consultants Inc. (Columbus) and chairwoman of Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed Science Committee. See her full bio here.
Heather Doherty - Central Ohio Scenic River manager, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Watercraft. See her full bio here.
Charlie Flower, PhD - research ecologist, Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. See full bio here
Gary Bowen, CCM - director of Field Services, DLZ
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