The mission of Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) is to preserve and protect the quality and beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, and citizen participation at many levels. FACT is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer based organization serving as the environmental steward for the lower Alum Creek watershed within Franklin and Delaware counties.
We are volunteers working “to preserve + protect the quality & beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, & citizen participation at many levels.” FACT is grateful for our continuing mutually supportive relationships with Columbus Recreation and Parks Department; Keep Columbus Beautiful; the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District; Otterbein, Capital, Ohio Dominican and Columbus State Universities; Rotary groups; Cub Scouts; Battelle Memorial Institute; MORPC; Columbus Outdoor Pursuits; Ohio Environmental Council; Westerville and Bexley cities and schools; Townships of Blendon and Genoa; Little Garden Club; Sierra Club; private businesses and corporate service groups.
Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) is a local not-for-profit 501(c)3 community based volunteer organization in the Columbus, OH metro area. Everyone lives in a watershed! Actions of each of us affect the quality of the river that serves as a source of drinking water, and as a green natural corridor through the area. FACT provides ways for you to make a positive difference in your local environment. Check out our calendar of events to attend a meeting or read about our recent projects in our blog.
The lower Alum Creek watershed, extends south from from Alum Creek State Park lake reservoir dam to the confluence with Blacklick Creek into Big Walnut Creek at Three Creeks Metro Park (near Obetz & Groveport, OH). We cover 88 square miles and includes over 200,000 residents in southern Delaware County and Franklin County, including Orange Township, Westerville, Blendon Township, Village of Minerva Park, Columbus, Bexley, Berwick, Mifflin Township. Alum Creek is home to many native species of fish, mussels, birds, amphibians and mammals. The local community can help protect this important living ecosystem through environmentally friendly practices. Contact us today to become a business or corporate supporter of the Alum Creek Watershed and Tributaries!