Partners & Resources

Partnerships abound in the maintenance and the preservation of the Darby Creeks. The Darby watershed is testimonial to the type of collaboration that can exist between those of historically different ideologies. Farmers, landowners, government agencies, and environmental groups have come together to bridge the gap between themselves and their institutional legacies.

In 1991, The Nature Conservancy offered to facilitate a partnership of federal, state, and local agencies; private organizations; and watershed citizens. This facilitation led to the formation of the Darby Partners. The mission of the Darby Partners is to be a proactive resource for the citizens of the watershed who want to protect the Darbys. The partnership meets quarterly, shares information and resources to address stresses to the streams, and serves as a “think tank” for conservation efforts in the watershed. For more information about how you can volunteer to be part of the Partnership, call The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Chapter, 614-717-2770.

Darby Partners

American Farmland Trust
200 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 469-9877Battelle Memorial Institute
505 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201-2693
Telephone: (614) 424-6424City of Columbus
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4184
Telephone: (614) 645-7380
Fax: (614) 645-6164Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
1069 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081-1181
Telephone: (614) 891-0700
Fax: (614) 895-6208Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
37 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 221-3655County EngineersCounty CommissionersThe Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Telephone: (614) 251-4000Darby Creek Association
P.O. Box 85
Plain City, Ohio 43064
http://DarbyCreeks.orgFarm Services AgencyFranklin County Zoning CommissionHonda of America MFG, Inc.
2400 Honda Parkway
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Telephone: (937) 644-7769Innovative Farmers of Ohio
Telephone: (740) 368-8552Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
285 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 228-2663Natural Resources Conservation Service
200 North High Street, Room 522
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2478
Telephone: (614) 255-2469The Nature Conservancy
6375 Riverside Drive
Dublin, Ohio 430175045
Telephone: (614) 717-2770
Fax: (614) 717-2777Ohio Department of Natural Resources
1889 Fountain Square
Columbus, Ohio 43224
Telephone: (614) 265-6565Ohio Department of Transportation
400 East William Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
122 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 644-3020Ohio Farm Bureau
2 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 249-2400The Ohio State University
289 Brown Hall
190 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210Operation Future AssociationProcter & GambleRivers UnlimitedOhio Smallmouth AllianceSoil and Water Conservation DistrictsTownship Trustees throughout the WatershedUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyU.S. Fish & Wildlife
6950-H Americana Parkway
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Telephone: (614) 469-6923United States Forestry ServiceU.S. Geological Survey
6480 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Telephone: (614) 430-7700
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Champaign SWCD
1512 South U.S. Highway 68, Suite E100
Urbana, Ohio 43078Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District
1660 Gateway Circle, Suite 2
Grove City, Ohio 43123-8650
Telephone: (614) 801-9450
Fax: (614) 801-9456Logan Soil and Water Conservation District
Telephone: (513) 593-2946Madison SWCD/NRCS
1375 U.S. Route 42 S.E.
London, Ohio 43140
Telephone: (740) 852-4004Pickaway County Soil and Water Conservation
110 Island Road, Suite D
Circleville, Ohio 43113
Telephone: (740) 477-1693Union SWCD/NRCS
943 East Fifth Street
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Telephone: (937) 642-5871
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Natural Areas & Preserves
1889 Fountain Square Ct # F-1
Columbus, Ohio 43224-1360
Telephone: (614) 265-6422
Fax: (614) 267-3096Division of Soil & Water Conservation
1939 Fountain Square Ct
Columbus, Ohio 43224-1360
Telephone: (614) 265-6685
Fax: (614) 262-2064Scenic Rivers
1889 Fountain Square, Bldg. F-1
Columbus, Ohio 43224
Telephone: (614) 265-6814Division of Forestry
1512 South U.S. 68, Suite C100
Urbana, Ohio 43078-9288
Telephone: (937) 653-4106Division of Wildlife
Telephone: (614) 265-6300
Darby-Related Websites
American Freshwater Mussels (T. Watters) Darby Creek Watershed Scenarios (S. Gordon) Darby Watershed Data Sharing Project – (S. Gordon) Darby Creek – U.S. EPA Darby Creek Watershed Ecological Risk Assessment – U.S. EPA Creek: One of Our Nation’s Most Prized Natural Resources – OSU Extension Project Page – GCFN site County Greenways of Hellbranch Darby National Wildlife Refuge – US FWS Parks – A Park For All Reasons and Seasons DNR Div. of Watercraft: River & Stream Access / Big Darby Creek WRIR 96-4315 – Hydrologic Disturbance and Response Darby Creek Environmentally Sensitive Development Area – External Advisory Group – Scioto River Basin and Blacklick Creek Water Quality Management Plan
Stream Gauging Station Websites
Big Darby Creek at Darbyville USGS 03230500 Run Near Harrisburg USGS 03230450 Darby Creek at West Jefferson USGS 03230310
Darby Watershed Newspaper Websites
Circleville Herald Dispatch Press Journal-Tribune
Recreation Websites
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits