The Regional Ohio Action for Resilience brings together community groups, concerned citizens, religious leaders, social justice leaders, non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities to collaboratively create a more resilient region.
We like to get our hands dirty, planting the seeds of change and watching them grow. ‘Seeds’ can be ideas or projects just waiting for the right people to guide them.
What is growing now
ROAR Academy – A collaboration between multiple universities to insert environmental activism, education and hands-on projects as part of the summer internship programs of Otterbein University, Denison University, Kenyon College, OSU Marion and Ohio Wesleyan University. The academy just wrapped up and a update will be coming soon. Photos of some of the field trip/working days can be found here.
Westerville Conservation Corridor – Several parks departments, universities, individual contributors are in the planning stages of creating a conservation corridor to connect habitat blocks together in the area that includes Alum Creek South Park, Walter Cherrington Park, Westerville Senior Center property, the riparian zone that surrounds Alum Creek, Otterbein Cemetery, Hannah Maye Park, Otterbein Lake, Otterbein Campus Grounds, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Spring Hollow Wildlife Education Area, Alum Creek Park North, Heritage Park, the Westerville Community Center and Sports Park property and some smaller parcels. This initiative is dependent on the results of the visioning process of the RAPID5. The vision plans were released in July and commenting is underway. Read more about RAPID5 here.