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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.

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Our Downtown Marsh

Come out for an early preview of Manhattan Marsh, which will soon become one of our newest Metroparks. Join Natural Resources Supervisor Denis Franklin for a walk around the 70 acre site and learn the details about how the Metroparks plan to turn this degraded marsh into a functional wetland and learning laboratory for both the public and the students at the Chase STEM Academy. While it is already a decent birding location, this former estuary of Swan Creek has incredible potential to become a real focal point for the revitalization of this community. Parking is available in the Chase Academy lot at 600 Bassett St. Meet Denis at 9 a.m. We’ll be out until about 11:00 a.m.

Manhattan Marsh Preserve, parking available at Chase Elementary School, 600 Bassett St, Toledo, OH 43611

Manhattan Marsh Preserve