Olentangy River Resuscitation



The mighty Olentangy River stretches nearly 100 miles from Crawford County to downtown Columbus, but after a dam near the University was removed, a stretch of that waterway looks more like a construction site. This hour we’ll talk about why restoration of rivers can be so slow, and why some work so hard to bring them back to life.


  • Laura Shinn, Director of Planning at OSU
  • Chad Pelishek, Director of Planning and Development for the city of Sheboygan
  • Bill Stanley, Assistant State Director and Director of Conservation at the Ohio Nature Conservancy


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  • Greg Hitzhusen

    OSU is doing a nice job moving toward a healthy and more beautiful future (a clean river flowing through the middle of campus seems a good step!). Laura mentioned student involvement in the river restoration – can she say more about how the river restoration has been an opportunity for classroom instruction, student projects, and the learning experience at OSU?