we protect Adena Brook, the land that drains into it, and Overbrook Ravine
We Team Plan
Neighbor street representatives meet twice each year. We finalize a list
of tasks to accomplish in February and assess our progress in August.
Most of our communication is done on email.
We Have Monthly Clean-Ups
Every second Saturday from February through November, from 9 – 11
AM, neighbors volunteer to remove litter and invasive plants from Overbrook
Ravine Park. Keep Columbus Beautiful provides supplies such as bags and
gloves. These supplies can be found at the intersections of Overbrook
and Canyon, and Overbrook and Yaronia. We leave filled bags of litter
at these locations for pick up. Invasive plants are placed in large piles
at the road edge to be hauled away and shredded.
We Share Information
Over 300 neighbors and professionals belong to the Adena Brook Community
email list. All messages are blind-copied to protect privacy. We provide
regular information updates from professionals and others so neighbors
can make informed decisions. Our focus is care for Adena Brook and Overbrook
Ravine Park and all its residents. Highlights of these messages are posted
in the action section of this website.
We produce and deliver an annual education and event newsletter to the
front door of 800 neighbors in the Adena Brook neighborhood.
Photograph by Ann Tormet/THISWEEK
We Organize Improvement Projects
Our conservation efforts include native tree planting to restore habitat
in areas prone to erosion. We encourage neighbors to unhook their gutters
to keep water on their properties by installing rain barrels and rain
gardens which filter pollutants that rain water picks up as it runs off
drives, roofs, and streets. We encourage the return or increase in populations
of birds and other animals that thrive in a ravine ecosystem by installing
nesting boxes through a program called "Adopt a House."
We Learn About Eco-friendly Products
Learning ways residents can contribute to clean water in Adena Brook is
a priority. Researchers say that the chemicals we use on our properties
end up in our water. When it rains, the chemicals run off and cause a
detrimental impact on our streams. Run-off affects Adena Brook and ultimately
the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers, and all waters downstream. This is the
same processed water that returns to us in our homes. It is the same water
in which wildlife lives and drinks. Little bits of spraying by many adds
up to a huge clean water problem. Our runoff even has a small, but cumulative
impact on the serious "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico.
We Promote Safety
Research studies show a clean neighborhood is a step closer to being a
safe neighborhood. Neighbors regularly remove litter from the streets,
Adena Brook, and Overbrook Ravine Park. Blockwatch Captains send
emails about neighborhood safety. We communicate information to the Columbus
We report graffiti to the police. We report graffiti on STOP
signs to (614) 645-7393 and other signs to the Columbus 311 Call Center
(614-645-3111). A group called Graffiti Busters immediately removes graffiti
General Area (Hank Nini) firstname.lastname@example.org
Clintonville Area Commission, District 7 (Dave Southan) email@example.com
Glenmont Avenue (Heather Tranquillo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Wynding Drive (Carina Carter) email@example.com
Yaronia (Bruce Walker) Walkerba807@yahoo.com
Columbus Police Department- 645-4545 (reporting); 911 for Emergency
Deb Lanata CPD1053@aol.com
Officer Chris Riley, Neighborhood Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org
Graffiti or tagging (marking or writing on) property is against the law.
Report graffiti to the Columbus Police Department (614) 645-4545. Immediate
removal of graffiti is important. If you cannot remove the graffiti, cover
it. Send an email to Graffiti Busters, an anonymous group of people who
remove graffiti in Clintonville. Send an email description and location
to Graffiti Busters at Jnini@clintonvillechamber.com.
Report tagging on public signs at the City of Columbus Call Center http://311.columbus.gov/