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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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Metroparks Highlights: Oak Openings Sand Dunes


Explore a rare wildlife and plant community as we dig a little deeper into the natural and cultural history of Oak Openings Preserve. Note that there are no restrooms at this meeting location.

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.

This program runs rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. No flip-flops.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.


Girdham Rd. Dunes: 4139 Girdham Rd. Swanton, OH, 43558 (419)407-9700

Oak Openings Preserve.