Robin Green
Hidden Creek at the Darby
West Jefferson, Ohio

As president of a development company in Central Ohio, Robin W. Green is seeking to redefine the relationship between residential developments and the environment. Her project, Hidden Creek at the Darby, incorporates the stream corridor of more than 1.5 miles of Little Darby Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River and one of The Nature Conservancy’s “Last Great Places.” Construction of Hidden Creek at the Darby, which was originally targeted by other developers for a high-density golf course, included creating wetlands within the stream corridor as part of an innovative system of stormwater collection and treatment. Additionally, the 230-acre stream corridor and adjacent wetlands within the development were preserved in a conservation easement held by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

A former lawyer in private practice and former Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Robin provides consulting services to other developers nationally on how to approach development with sensitivity to environmental resources. Her project provides an excellent example of environmental sound development practices for other developers to follow.

— Robert Monsarrat, Jr., Ohio Environmental Protection Agency