The AKA is working to develop a National Adopt-A-River Program, and will start by adopting the Big Walnut Creek located here in Central, Ohio.
The Big Walnut Creek starts near Mount Gilead, Ohio in Morrow County. It flows south to eastern Delaware County and parallels Alum Creek. It passes to the east of Sunbury and into Hoover Reservoir. The reservoir crosses into Franklin County and flows through Gahanna and Whitehall. Near Obetz it is joined by its principal tributaries Alum Creek and Blacklick Creek at the Three Creeks Columbus Metro Park. It flows through southern Franklin County and joins the Scioto River near the Franklin-Pickaway Counties line.
Although the entire 37.7 mile water trail needs to be preserved, the area(s) of concern and those mostly affected by the growth of the cities in which it passes and the pollution associated with most urban creeks, stream and rivers; is located here in Central Ohio on the outskirts of downtown Columbus, Ohio.
The procedures set in place for this adoption will set the stage for what will need to be accomplished Nationwide, and in your community.