Upper Alum Creek Bioassessment
Founded in 1953, the Central Ohio Chapter is currently focused on conservation of healthy streams and rivers in and around Columbus, Ohio. We offer citizen science training to educate local people to perform stream monitoring and habitat assessment through Save Our Streams workshops. To encourage youth participation we host family-friendly events, including spring wildflower hikes, scavenger hunts, fall hayrides, and Creek Freaks workshops for youth educators. Current projects include installation of a chimney swift tower built by Delaware JVS, acoustic bat monitoring and the continual collection of species observations on our 9-acre headquarters. Mature forests along Alum Creek on this private property offer plenty of biodiversity for the adventurous explorer to experience. Species observations uploaded to iNaturalist are then fed to our website.