Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!
“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”—From the poem "Plant a Tree", by Lucy Larcom
This month we'll be celebrating a Healthy Earth by helping our friends at FLOW (Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed) plant 2,100 trees along the banks of the Olentangy River at the OSU Fawcett Center! At this one and only stop we will learn the important role trees play in river health and viability, and will have an opportunity to plant a few trees while we are there (don’t worry, the trees are small).
FLOW is a non-profit organization that has been working to improve water quality in the lower Olentangy River watershed since August 1997. Their mission is “to keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision-makers.” Throughout the year, you can find FLOW volunteers busy planting trees, removing invasive species and cleaning up garbage that would otherwise end up in the river.
Our route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19897103