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:


Donate via PayPal

The Great Black Swamp

A vast wetland complex covering an area the size of Connecticut, slowing settlement, home to some of the most loathed creatures during the 1800s, and a source of both revenue and misery to the first pioneers to our area. What happened to the Great Black Swamp and what does it mean to us today? Enjoy an evening with Wood County Parks Senior Naturalist Bill Hoefflin as he shares some cultural and natural history about this formerly dominant land feature of northwest Ohio. Free and Open to the public.

Olander Park