95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
City crews clear homeless from downtown locations
Columbus refuse and fire crews today cleaned-up and disinfected sidewalks beneath railroad trestles in the 300 block of West State Street. The area is near the now-closed Open Shelter for men.
Each day an estimated 30 or more individuals seek shade or protection from wind and rain.
The city action was the first clean-up of the area since the Open Shelter was closed on June 30th.