We can use your help

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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Why the Oak Openings?

The Oak Openings is a globally distinct ecosystem, designated by The Nature Conservancy, a renowned conservation organization, as “One of the 200 Last Great Places on Earth.” Sadly, this habitat is disappearing at an alarming rate as natural areas within the region are destroyed by urban sprawl. Of the 832,983 acres in the Oak Openings region, ecologists have identified 6,000 acres of high-quality greenspace running like a ribbon through the area.

We hope to protect this habitat by creating a biological and recreational corridor of preserved land — a “green ribbon” of natural beauty, rare plant and animal species, and quality recreation opportunities stretching across Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.


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