Green Spot

Community Backyards
Conservation Program

Welcome! The Community Backyards program has officially opened for the season!

Together with our partners, we strive to promote stormwater education within Franklin County.  Keeping rain where it falls and using it as a resource keeps our watersheds healthy and safe. We continue to promote the use of rain barrels and rain gardens, while introducing residents to backyard conservation practices, including composting, using native plants and trees in your landscape, and responsible lawn care maintenance by offering eligible residents $50 reimbursements once they purchase an approved rain barrels, compost bin, native plants and trees, or soil tests from a licensed retailer within the current year of participation.

The GreenSpot Community Backyards program is available to City of Columbus residents, participating municipalities, and Franklin County residents who register to be a City of Columbus GreenSpot member.  The rebate program does re-start each year, giving residents that participated and received a rebate in past year's an opportunity to explore another conservation method in their backyard year after year.

*Not all participants will qualify. Rebates are limited to one reimbursement per eligible household per year. Rebates are based on your tax district which may be different than your postal address. Reimbursements will only be provided for approved items purchased within the current year of participation from a licensed retailer. Questions? Call (614) 486-9613.

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Partnering Communities

Greenspot Rain Barrel Project Conservation