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    The first annual Northern Olentangy Watershed Festival was held on June 21st at Mingo Park in Delaware. The festival was funded by the Ohio EPA and the City of Delaware to help educate the public on best storm water practices in their everyday lives. Several partnering agencies and local volunteers assisted with the festival, making it a great success. The partnering organizations included OWA, City of Delaware, Preservation Parks of Delaware County, Delaware County Health District's Keep Delaware County Beautiful, EcoCenter in Morrow County, River Network, Marion County Red Cross, Army Corps of Engineers, Urban Wild, Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, ODNR - Division of Watercraft, ODNR - Division of Wildlife, Delaware Shade Tree Commission, DelCo Water Company, Sustainable Delaware, Izaak Walton League, Friends of the Lower Olentangy, and the Sierra Club. 

    Several activities kept the community members busy as they learned about how water can filter pollutants out of the water, how long trash can stay in a landfill, what is in your drinnking water, the scenic river's program, water safety, participated in a rain barrel raffle, helped install a rain garden, and the various other activities. It is estimated that 350-400 members of the community came to enjoy this festival.