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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Blue Week Scavenger Hunt

The Blue Week Scavenger Hunt challenges you to get outside and explore the Oak Openings Region. See for yourself why many have called the Oak Openings Region One of the 200 Last Great Places on Earth!

How to Play: Print out the scavenger hunt booklet or pick one up at one of the Blue Week partners listed below. Find all 12 native species by visiting the parks/preserves listed. Snap a picture of each item you find.

How to Win: Submit your pictures and findings via the Google Form by Sunday, May 16 at 11:59 p.m. for a chance to win GRI Oak Openings swag. Winners will be emailed and announced on Facebook. Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/oHEXoCytQcYZJxBFA

Printed Booklet Locations

  • The Olander Park System – Administrative Office- 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560
  • Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District – 130 A W. Dudley St, Maumee, OH 43537
  • W. W. Knight Nature Preserve – 29530 White Rd, Perrysburg, OH
  • Bradner Preserve – 11491 N Fostoria Rd, Bradner, OH