Find the Gloves, It’s Time for Spring

As the first warm(er) rays of sun begin to heat up the Earth, those of us who love the outdoors begin to look for projects to start. Well, look no more, because the Conservancy is offering a range of Stewardship days and walks this spring.

Saturday, April 21, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Forrest Woods Preserve. We’re celebrating Earth Day at Forrest Woods Preserve with a tree planting and two nature walks. Thanks to tree donations from Toledo Rotary, Perrysburg Rotary, Waterville Rotary, Reynolds Road Rotary, St. Francis Interact and others, we’ll begin planting 1,000 trees in an area of the preserve near the Maumee River that experiences frequent flooding. In addition, two walks will be held during the day: one through the 2017 stream and wetland restoration area and another into the deep woods. Refreshments will be available at nearby Bethel United Methodist Church.

Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., Bell Woods, 4825 Sugar Ridge Rd., Pemberville, Ohio. Celebrate the spring with a wildflower walk through Bell Woods (one of the best examples of the original Great Black Swamp) and end with a sunset campfire near the Conservancy Homestead.

Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Forrest Woods Preserve.  Take a wildflower walk through the preserve to discover all the blossoms of late spring. We’ll also be offering a Stewardship effort to remove teasel in the area (a highly invasive plant that can choke out desirable native growth).

Wednesday, May 30, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Join the Conservancy for the screening of “Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey.” We’ll be showing the film, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, followed by a panel discussion.

To participate in any of these programs, call 419.833.1025 or email