Sheep Farm Events

Join us if you are available on Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 am to noon.

We will have Pam from the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks to show us what weeds we should target to keep the Sheep Farm as clean and usable as possible while we wait for a plan for the property. She will bring tools and gloves, but I encourage you to bring your own gloves and to be prepared with long sleeves and pants and, given the recent rain, boots.

As an inducement for rolling out so early on a Saturday, NWCA is providing coffee and donuts (really good ones from a local donut shop). So we know how many tools and donuts will be needed, please email northwestcivic@gmail.com if you plan to come.

Please come even if you can’t stay long. We want to show Recreation and Parks that this park is important to us. Thanks!
Join Columbus Landmarks Foundation to See a Presentation about the Farmhouse

Soon to be surrounded by a new city park, the fate of the c1880s sheep farmhouse – one of the oldest remaining structures in northwest Columbus – is unknown. Join Columbus Landmarks Foundation via Zoom, Friday, June 18 at noon for a free presentation by Miranda Nicasio, a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, who measured and evaluated this building as an assignment. We hope that Miranda’s work will help guide decision-makers and the design team toward a productive new use. 

Register to get the Zoom link

Public Hearing on Urban Forestry Master Plan

WHO: President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 4pm

WHERE: Live on Facebook or
1-650-479-3207
Access code: 157 661 7568

WHAT:

Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Recreation and Parks Committee will conduct a hearing to review the Recreation and Parks Department’s Urban Forestry Master Plan, a strategic and long-term investment in Columbus’s urban tree canopy.

“A healthy tree canopy improves air quality, prevents erosion and storm runoff, reduces the urban heat island effect, lowers utility bills for residents, helps mitigate the impacts of climate change, and simply makes our city a healthier and more beautiful place to live,” said Pro Tem Brown. “It is a critical investment for the future of our city to ensure a healthy canopy in every neighborhood, especially those that need additional tree coverage the most.”

The plan can be viewed at www.columbusufmp.org/get-involved.html and public comments can be submitted via this site through March 26, 2021.

Any resident wishing to appear via WebEx to provide testimony during the virtual hearing should email James Carmean at JWCarmean@columbus.gov by noon on the day of the hearing to request a WebEx speaker link. Each speaker will be limited to remarks lasting no longer than three minutes.

The hearing will be live-streamed on the City’s YouTube channel and Facebook.