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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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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. If you would like help TNC continue work in the Oak Openings Region, when you make a financial investment indicate that you would like your gift to go to the Oak Openings Project Office in Ohio.

Metroparks of the Toledo Area

A public agency serving the citizens of Lucas County, Ohio by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural parks.

Black Swamp Conservancy

A land trust dedicated to protecting agricultural land and natural areas, now and for future generations, through land conservation agreements in Northwest Ohio.

 The Olander Park System

Strives to preserve and enhance the educational, historical, natural, and recreational benefits of the Sylvania region through park lands, family and community events, conservation and preservation techniques, environmentally-friendly practices, and energy-efficient technologies to ensure a high quality of life for all Sylvania area residents.

Oak Openings Region Conservancy

Empowering citizens to effect change, OORC is a voice for retention of the most valuable portions of the Oak Openings in the community. OORC invites local citizens who value this legacy to join in the effort to maintain our region’s quality of life and promote the value of this very special area.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The department of Natural Resources for the state of Ohio.

ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

The Ohio Division of Natural Areas & Preserves protects natural areas with ecological and/or geological significance under provisions of the Natural Areas Act of 1970. Many of these areas include some of the finest remnants of Ohio’s natural heritage.

ODNR Division of Forestry

The Ohio Division of Forestry promotes and applies management for the sustainable use and protection of Ohio’s private and public forest lands.

Toledo Naturalists’ Association

Promoting popular interest in the study of natural history; encouraging conservation and wise use of natural resources; encouraging preservation of native plants, birds, and other animals; and collecting and publishing information about the flora and fauna of the Toledo area and northwestern Ohio, since 1933.

Toledo Zoo

Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world.

Ohio State University Extension- Lucas County

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority provides excellent recreational and educational opportunities while serving as stewards of its natural resources.

Michigan Nature Association

Committed to the protection and maintenance of special natural areas throughout Michigan. Through acquisition and stewardship, MNA works to protect the rare and endangered plants and animals that reside in these areas, and promote a program of natural history and conservation education.

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

Conserves natural land and open space — including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural lands, and places of scenic beauty — to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people of Southeastern Michigan.

Oak Openings Region Chapter of Wild Ones

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a national not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

Ohio Prairie Association

A non-profit volunteer organization that promotes knowledge, appreciation, conservation, restoration, management, and expansion of Ohio prairie communities and their native plant and animal species to individuals, conservation organizations, public agencies educational institutions and others with an interest in native ecosystems.

The Stewardship Network – Western Lake Erie Cluster

Uniting people working on public and private lands on the glacial lakeplain in St. Clair, Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, and Monroe counties. The Cluster supports both stewardship of natural areas and creative efforts to restore ecological function in urban spaces.

Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative

OBCI is a coalition of member organizations that support bird conservation, bird recreation, and education and outreach.

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department provides recreational programs and facilities that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Bowling Green.

Tomahawk Archers

Tomahawk Archers is a non-profit group interested in fostering, expanding, and perpetuating the practice of archery. They believe everyone can do their part to ensure the next generation can enjoy the outdoors and are restoring biodiversity to their outdoor shooting range.

Wood County Park District

The mission of the Wood County Park District is to conserve, enhance and protect the natural and cultural resources of Wood County, while providing quality outdoor recreational and educational opportunities for Wood County citizens.

Black Swamp Bird Observatory

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory works to inspire the appreciation, enjoyment and conservation of birds and their habitats through research, education and outreach.

Michigan Botanical Club

The Michigan Botanical Club is the native plant society for the state of Michigan. They are committed to conserving, and fostering appreciation for, native plants.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The department of Natural Resources for the state of Michigan.

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative

OPHI strives to improve and create pollinator habitat in the state of Ohio, as well as raise awareness for all Ohioans regarding the importance of pollinators.

Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District

The Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government that promotes best management practices of natural resources within Lucas County, Ohio.

Funding for this site was graciously provided as part of a grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

To learn more about NFWF, click here.



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