The Oak Openings Region Chapter of Wild Ones was previously known as the Toledo Chapter of Wild Ones
In the late Fall to Early Spring, our chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Nederhouser Community Hall, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH. These indoor meetings usually include presentations about the local environment from local experts.
In Early Spring through late Fall, our chapter gathers for various outdoor activities including nature hikes, native garden installations, invasive plant removal work days and more. Date, time and location for each month's gathering are announced in advance via e-mail. If you are not on our e-mail list and want to be, e-mail us and let us know.
Contact us at Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter
Denise Gehring firstname.lastname@example.org h:(419)-531-0507 c: (419)-705-1017
Eric Britton email@example.com (419)321-1348 (day), or (419)-308-6011 (cell)
Chris Boggs firstname.lastname@example.org (419) 704-7372
Ann Krause email@example.com (419) 322-1308
Other Board Members:
Membership Co-Chair - Jada Clingo firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Co-Chair - Beatrice Miringu email@example.com
Progam Chair - Jan Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Committee Chair - Diane DeYonker
Nominating Committee Chair - Jan Hunter email@example.com
Stewardship/Science/Plant Rescue Chair - Todd Crail
Newsletter Editor/ Webmaster - Hal Mann firstname.lastname@example.org (419)-874-6965
For more information on how to join our Chapter, how to get involved in Wild Ones, or details on upcoming events, please contact our chapter's Leadership Team: Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter
Jul 10, 2013 (Wed)
Wed, July 10th
Wild Ones Gardens Tour—Part I
6 pm—6:50 pm, Reuthinger Preserve, Wood County Parks District Native Nursery, 30730 Oregon Road Perrysburg, OH. -
7:15 pm—8:15 pm—577 Foundation, 577 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio
8:30 pm—Beatrice Miringu’s home, 483 Pauly Drive, Perrysburg, OH. Rain Garden tour, ending with refreshments.
Go to any or all of the tours. If you can’t make the early tour at Reuthinger, just join up at 577 Foundation. But if you want to see firsthand what natives grow in the rugged clay soil of Wood County, you’ll want to see Reuthinger.
Jul 13, 2013 (Sat)
Sat, July 13th
Wild Ones Gardens Tour—Part II
9:30 am—10:15 Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green, Ohio.
Simpson Garden Park
10:30 am—12:15 pm — Wintergarden/St. Johns Nature Preserve 615 South Wintergarden Road, Bowling Green, OH
Wintergarden/St. Johns Nature Preserve. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic at Wintergarden/St. John Preserve before going onto the tour of nearby Naturally Native Nursery.
1:15 pm—2:15 pm — Naturally Native Nursery, 13737 St. Rt. 582. Bowling Green, Ohio. Behind the scenes tour of northwest ohio’s only native nursery.
Naturaly Native Nursery
2:30 pm — Hal and Ginny Mann’s home, 25800 Brittany Rd., Perrysburg, OH. Property tour ending with refreshments.
Jul 20, 2013 (Sat)
Sat July 20th
Help a Member: Eileen & Seamus Metress
9:30 am, Toledo, Ohio .
We will tour the Metress’s property and help weed their native garden areas. Please RSVP to Ann Krause (email@example.com) or text (419.322.1308).
Sep 10, 2013 (Tue)
Tues September 10th
Wild for Monarchs
7:00 pm , Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Meeting Room,
Berkey, Ohio .
September is Monarch Month at the National Center for Nature Photography! Join Wild Ones member and Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, Candy Sarikonda for an exciting program highlighting how we can get involved to help in conservation efforts to save monarch butterflies. Get updated on current challenges monarch butterflies face and what they will encounter on their 3,000 mile migration to Mexico. Migrating monarchs be tagged at the program for release the following day (weather permitting). Sign up to be notified by Wild Ones of the butterfly release at the program.
Refreshments and social time, 6:45 p.m.
Collaborating with Local Conservation Organizations
Ongoing Volunteer Opportuntity
Olander Park System has graciously provided our Chapter with monthly meeting space, taken care of setting up the room, setting up their projection equipment for our use, and shutting down the room when we were done. They've done this for years, all without charge to us.
In appreciation for this outstanding support, we want to give back. Our president announced that we would attempt to volunteer at least one hour of service annually to Olander for every member in our Chapter. So make room in your calendar today to help thank them for all they do for us and the community.
Volunteer Workdays with The Olander Park System
Every month The Olander Park System (TOPS) holds volunteer conservation workdays. Volunteers (which most months include the Toledo ZooTeens) help us restore wildlife habitat in Sylvania.
TOPS has 3 main natural areas where our volunteer workdays take place: • Sylvan Prairie Park: a 150-acre prairie that TOPS has been restoring since 2009 • Southview Oak Savanna: an Oak Openings Region oak savanna that TOPS has been restoring since 2002 • Herr Road Property: an Oak Openings Region floodplain forest that we’re just starting to work on
Volunteers meet at Olander Park, Maintenance Building, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the worksite. Wear long pants, solid shoes and work gloves. All necessary tools provided by TOPS.Register in advance for each workday at 419-882-8313, extension 29 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday May 12 9am-noon
Meet at the Maintenance Building in Olander Park
Members are always welcome to attend the Chapter board meetings. The meeting times and locations are published here in the Chapter calendar information. If you are attending, please let our Secretary know several days in advance so we can have an adequate number of board packages available. Also, if you have anything you want to present to the board for consideration, please provide the information to the Secretary at least 10 days prior to the meeting so the agenda can be adjusted to include this. Of course you can contact your board members at anytime regarding ideas, presentations, recommendations, complaints, etc.
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