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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Invasive Species Removal

Volunteers will remove buckthorn, a woody invasive shrub. By clearing invasive species from our parks, we are creating healthier ecosystems for our native species.

Participants must follow COVID-19 safety protocols and capacity guidelines.

  • Keep your distance Practice proper (6-feet) social distancing with people outside your household.
  • Wear a mask Face masks are required when in any indoor spaces (including restrooms) or when outdoors and social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Stay home if sick If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms, just not feeling well or have had a known COVID-19 exposure within the last 14 days, please stay home.


Contact Brittany Leick via email  or 734-240-9682 for more details. This event is offered in collaboration with Wayne County Parks and the Western Lake Erie Collaborative Conservation Community of the Stewardship Network.

Crosswinds Marsh Preserve