Monthly Stewardship Events

We have two stewardship events for October 2019:

Sunday, October 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM – Invasives removal in Ottawa Hills

Ottawa Hills AANA SiteWe’ll be helping to cut and treat invasives near the Ottawa River floodplain. Members Kate Mason-Wolf and Kim Smith have adopted this area for the Adopt-A-Natural-Area (AANA) program that is sponsored by Green Ribbon Initiative. We’ve already removed a great deal of honeysuckle and buckthorn, but there’s much more work to be done!

Please meet at the work site on Brookside Road in Ottawa Hills. The map on the right shows the work area (click to enlarge it). We’ll be parking along the road. A close physical address is 4044 Brookside Rd., Ottawa Hills, OH 43606. There is some road construction in the area, but you will be able to drive around the construction signs.

Please RSVP to jonzabowski@gmail.com. (Note: We may be at capacity for this event already, unless you can bring your own hand tools.)

Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Native Seed Collecting on Private Property

We’ll be Seed Collecting on private property, and using the seeds we collect for the Seed Swap and other events. Michelle Grigore and her husband John planted their prairie to teach people about native plants and seeds. Michelle is the president of Oak Openings Region Conservancy (OORC). Michelle and John have turned a 5 acre farm field into a great prairie and excellent native habitat. Please meet at 9525 Wolfinger Rd., Holland, OH.

Please RSVP to jonzabowski@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM – Native Seed Collecting

We’ll be helping Metroparks Toledo at their Blue Creek Seed Nursery by collecting seed for restoration projects. This is a fantastic way to learn more about native plants!

The seed nursery is located across the street from Blue Creek Metropark on Schadel Road, in Whitehouse. The address to the park is 7790 Schadel Rd. (Also County Road 152), Whitehouse, OH 43571.

Please RSVP to jonzabowski@gmail.com.