Former Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will lead a new nonprofit known as RAPID 5 in its mission to bolster access to central Ohio waterways. The project's website states it is seeking to "create the largest inter-connected park system in the country" via Big Darby Creek, Scioto River, Olentangy River, Alum Creek and Big Walnut Creek.

Acton became instrumental in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when she spoke to Buckeyes on a daily basis. She joined Spectrum News 1 to discuss this new initiative focusing on environmental health, rather than physical.