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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Frog and Toad Listen

Frogs and toads are an important part of the food web today and are found on every continent but Antarctica; they consume anything they can fit in their mouth such as: bugs, spiders, worms, slugs, larvae and even small fish. Toads that burrow into the soil help to aerate it, thereby helping trees and plants survive.

Frogs and toads are considered indicator species, meaning that more frogs and toads indicates a healthier ecosystem. Given the loss of about 60% of Michigan’s original wetlands, frogs need our help to make up for the habitat loss. To help at home and in your area, you can plant more natives, avoid spraying pesticides, remove invasive species, educate others, and protect wetlands.

Join us as we learn about Frogs & Toads and what you can do to help from Justin Smith with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks at our very own Crosswinds Marsh.

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Crosswinds Marsh Preserve