Green Spot

Community Backyards
Conservation Program

Welcome! Click on the participate button below to find out ways you can become eligible for the rebate program.
The program is closed for the season but will open again on April 1, 2018.

Community Backyards is an educational program promoting stormwater awareness and 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 the landscape, and responsible lawn care.

Together with our partners, Franklin Soil and Water offers eligible residents $50 reimbursements for the purchase of an approved rain barrel, compost bin, native plants and trees, or soil tests from a licensed retailer within the current year of participation. The Community Backyards program is available to City of Columbus residents, participating municipalities, and Franklin County residents.  The rebate program restarts every year as long as funding is available.

*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