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Click the Links Below for Watershed Information and Sustainable Planning Resources

Watershed Information:

Big Walnut Creek
-Big Walnut Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)*
-Big Walnut Creek Watershed Action Plan
-Rocky Fork Creek Watershed Action Plan (PDF)
-Blacklick Creek Watershed Action Plan (PDF)
-Alum Creek Watershed Action Plan
-Clean Streams Northeast (establishing riparian buffers in Big Walnut watershed)

Olentangy River
-Olentangy River TMDL
-Lower Olentangy Watershed Action Plan
-Upper Olentangy Watershed Action Plan
-Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

Walnut Creek
-Walnut Creek TMDL

Upper Scioto River
-Upper Scioto River TMDL (upper portion, see report for specific area covered)
-Upper Scioto Watershed Action Plan (PDF) (see the plan for specific area covered)
-Scioto River Watershed Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)                                                           

* A TMDL is an analysis conducted by Ohio EPA to assess water quality and determine the amount of pollution a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards. The report includes actions to maintain and improve waterbodies.

Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities:
-MORPC Better Planning Workshops and Webinars
-Smart Growth in Rural Communities
-Smart Growth Network
-US EPA Smart Growth, and HUD-DOT-USEPA partnership for Sustainable Communities
-Congress for the New Urbanism
-Urban Land Institute
-American Planning Association Ohio Chapter
-Ohio State University Extension-Community Development
-Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change and Prosperity (A Center for Clean Air Policy report)
-Sustainable Communities Building Blocks (deadline Feb. 23 to apply for technical assistance program)

Managing Stormwater with Green Infrastructure:
-Rooftops to Rivers
-Central Ohio Rain Garden Initiative
-Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District
-City of Chicago Green Alley Handbook (PDF)
-U.S. EPA (Managing Wet Weather With Green Infrastructure)
-The Green Infrastructure Municipal Handbook 
-Ohio NEMO
-The Center for Neighborhood Technology
-Northern KY, Sanitation District 1
-Green Roads (The City of Upper Arlington is the first in Ohio to achieve this certification)
-Low-Impact Development Center

General:

-U.S. EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars