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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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Planting, Nurturing, and Pruning Native Shrubs and Trees

As we strive to improve our environment by including more native trees and shrubs in our home landscapes, there are techniques we can use to help these plants succeed in an “unnatural” environment. Margie Black, a longtime nature lover, will share information on good, practical horticultural practices that she has learned over the years to help native trees and shrubs succeed. Included will be what to consider before choosing a type of tree or shrub, proper planting and watering techniques, and pruning to achieve healthy, attractive and successful specimens.

After many years of successfully working for and then owning her own landscaping business, Margie currently works as a landscape consultant (including for the Metroparks) and has her own private gardening business.

This is our monthly program meeting, free and open to the public. Please join us!

Olander Park