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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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The Importance of Old Growth Forests

All forest stages have special ecological roles, but the old-growth stage is especially important. It’s significant for many bird species as well as insects, fungi, reptiles and amphibians. Old-growth forests are one of the few land uses where topsoil is created instead of destroyed, and they are critical to our air and water quality. Northwest Ohio has three forests designated as “Old-Growth Forests,” including one at Secor Metropark. Join the founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network, Dr. Joan Maloof, as she talks about these special places and why we should help protect them.

To attend this Program, please click on this Zoom registration link.

This program is free and open to the public. Please invite a friend!