Backyard Nature in Ohio; a Report on Human Trafficking

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How to bring our backyards to life with native plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies and other wild creatures, with Franklin Soil and Water Conservationists Martha Gilson and Stephanie Suter and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Donna Daniel.

Martha Gilson helps municipalities and construction companies meet clean water regulations in her role as Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.  Her own yard is a Certified Backyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. She has a special interest in native prairie gardening.

Stephanie Suter is habitat conservationist for Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, working with backyard conservation and conservation easement programs.  She is Chair of the Central Ohio Rain Garden Initiative.

Donna Daniel. Donna is a wildlife biologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.  She conducts wildlife surveys and monitors species including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.

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Sex trafficking claimed more than 1,000 children younger than 18 in Ohio during the past year, according to the first statewide report on the subject. the same report estimated that 783 foreign born people were sold for sex or forced labor in Ohio in 2010.

WOSU News Reporter Mandie Trimble has prepared a special two-part report on sex trafficking in central ohio. She talks about her story.

Advocates: Sex Trafficking Prominent in Central Ohio – Mandie Trimble, WOSU News
Human trafficking. At first thought, visions of women from foreign countries locked up in basements in big cities like Washington, D.C. may come to mind. But human trafficking can happen anywhere and to anyone. In the first part of a two part series, WOSU reports on the stories of two Columbus women recovering from their horrifying experiences in the sex trade.

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