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Earth Day Litter Cleanup

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, 2016. To celebrate, Earth Day Columbus is encouraging residents to get out and help nurse our sick planet back to health. The Harrison West Society Parks and Green Spaces Committee will once again sponsor an event. This year, we’re looking for 40 volunteers to pick up litter along the Olentangy […]

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Updates from the HWS Parks and Green Space Committee

As spring takes over from a mild winter, the Harrison West Society Parks and Green Space Committee has begun planning this year’s schedule and watching for some of our long-awaited projects to begin to bear fruit. As in past years, we will hold park workdays on the last Saturdays and the Wednesdays before the last […]

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Battelle Teams Track Street Trees for Trimming

I can’t count how many times I’ve been smacked in the face by wet branches while walking through the neighborhood after a rain or shivering at the unwelcome clout of a big, fat, cold drop of water drooling off a leaf that I ducked and running down my back. It’s been on my to-do list to survey the […]

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Third Time’s the Charm

Part of what makes bush honeysuckle such a problematic plant is that it grows very quickly. It grows so fast that it can choke out native plants in just a few years. If you bike, walk or run along the Olentangy Recreation Trail between West 3rd and West 5th Avenues, you can see a lot […]

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Harrison Park Workers

Spreading Mulch Today, Relocating Trees Tomorrow

by Matthew Williams On a cold but sunny Saturday morning, volunteers with the Harrison West Society Parks and Green Space committee spread around 300 square yards of mulch on the playground in Harrison Park. (I know; the photo doesn’t look sunny, but it was sunny when we started. The photo was taken when we were […]

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