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: Wetland Restoration

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.

Wetlands play a key role in naturally cleaning water that runs off from roads and other developed areas, and improving the water quality of our precious Maumee River and Lake Erie. Metroparks Toledo is restoring almost 50 acres of wetlands in an H2Ohio-funded restoration project at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes hiking tour of this restoration site and learn how the soil movements and other features will help increase water quality and wildlife habitat. Once spring arrives this wetland will be inaccessible, so take advantage of this limited-time opportunity to see how a wetland is restored!

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.


If you are unable to register online, please call 419-407-9701 to speak with a member of our Customer Service department during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must register all participants

Dogs are not permitted

Oak Openings Preserve.