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Tax deductible contributions to the Green Ribbon Initiative will be used to support education and stewardship work in the Oak Openings Region.

To donate to the Oak Openings Habitat Protection and Restoration Fund, click here.

To donate to the Oak Openings Carbon Offset Fund, click here.

To make a general donation to the Green Ribbon Initiative, click on the donate button below. These funds will go to:


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Blue Week 2019

Full Blue Week Schedule Here!!

May 13-19

Each May, the partners of the Green Ribbon Initiative assemble a wide array of programs to encourage people to get out into the amazing region that we have right here in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. This globally unique region is home to a wide variety of plants and animals such as wild blue lupine, Karner blue butterflies, blue spotted salamanders, big and little bluestem, blueberries, bluebirds, blue racers and much, much more. From bike rides and canoeing, to guided hikes and demonstrations by local experts, the programs offered each year are assembled to encourage people to get out and explore the region and inform them of how diverse and important the region is. Full Blue Week Schedule Here!

2019 Highlights:

  • Native Plant Sale  May 18 & 19 Secor Metropark

  • Oak Openings Celebration Night- food, friends, and fun! May 17 Oak Openings Metropark

  • “In Their Footsteps” Hike and Lecture Series, May 13-18 Evenings, Various locations

  • Oak Openings Family Day– May 19, Secor Metropark


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Locations of this year’s Blue Week events:

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