In addition to our work international work, we are also passionate about improving our home here in Columbus. We are involved in a number of local projects that vary from semester to semester. Whether it’s inspiring the next generation of engineers with STEM related kids clubs, or working with local businesses to build small structures, EWB is thankful for these opportunities to give back to the Columbus area.
Bat Houses with FLOW
We are working with the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) to put up two bat houses at a local Columbus park. Our goal is to come up with a plan for a cement base and support for the house. The bat houses will benefit the ecosystem in the area and help to control mosquito and insect populations.
Weinland Park Cisterns Drainage
We are working with Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) to help solve a problem with their rainwater cisterns used to water the trees in the Weinland Park tree nursery. Currently, there are issues with the cisterns filling properly from the gutters on the roof. Our goal is to figure out what information we need in order to fix the drainage system, and draft up a solution to implement. Currently, we are researching gutter-drainage systems and compiling a Bill of Materials.