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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Conservation at Work: Oak Wilt

Metroparks Toledo is the conservation leader in Ohio–preserving, conserving, and restoring over 12,000 acres of natural areas. Join us in a journey to explore the conservation initiatives in progress in your Metroparks.

Register here: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/ohmetroparkstoledowt.wsc/search.html?display=detail&FMID=14143566&Module=AR

Since 2016, Metroparks has been dealing with a new threat to our iconic oak trees – Oak Wilt. This invasive, deadly disease is a conservation problem that extends beyond the boundaries of our parks and we need your help! Join Metroparks staff to learn about this disease, take a tour of a site infected with Oak Wilt, and learn about what Metroparks is doing to combat the spread and how landowners with oak trees can help us in this battle.

All participants and staff that have received the COVID-19 vaccine are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors. Those who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine must wear a mask for the duration of the program, unless outdoors and socially distanced. Mask breaks are allowed when appropriate. Social distancing will be encouraged when possible.

Oak Openings Lodge