Ohio State University Extension https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu

Ohio Watershed Network

Ohio State University Extension

Rural Residential

Reduce maintenance time

Rural residential landowners mentioned that they were spending a lot of time and energy maintaining their streamside property through removal of log jams and vegetation from in and around their stream, and mowing in and around streamside areas.  According to stream management experts both at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District and The Ohio State University there may be times where it is okay to leave log jams and streamside vegetation both to reduce your maintainence time and improve stream health.

Protect health of family and the environment

There were two primary health concerns rural residential resident mentioned the first was the desire to prevent harmful chemical exposure to pets via chemicals used to control  algae in ponds and the second was the desire to have a well maintained septic system.