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Wood Country Park District Programs March 26 – April 7

***Please note:  Buttonwood/Betty C. Black Recreation Area will be closed until further notice due to significant flood and ice damage. Hull Prairie Road is completely washed out north of River Road, and is also closed until further notice.***

Your Wood County Parks are open 365 days a year.  Nature trails, educational programs, canoe livery, fishing, volunteering, birding and many other opportunites invite you to explore, discover and enjoy.

Butterfly/Plant Monitoring

Thursday, March 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Learn about the monitoring volunteer opportunities that will be offered through the butterfly and native plant programs. Monitoring begins April 1st. If you are unable to make the meeting but wish to monitor with one or both of these programs, please contact the stewardship department at 419-661-5113.  Please register online at or call 419-353-1897.

Woody Plant Removal

Saturday, March 28; 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Beaver Creek Preserve

23028 Long Judson Rd., Grand Rapids

Help us improve wildlife habitat by removing unwanted woody plants.  Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.  No experience necessary.  Please register online at or call 419-353-1897.

PiPs – Little Green Thumbs

Saturday, March 28; 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Reuthinger Preserve:  Greenhouse

30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Preschoolers in the Parks (3-6 years of age) enjoy a story, then plant seeds into little pots to take home, care for, and watch grow in a sunny window.  Plant them outside after frost for summer blooms. Leader: Pam Menchaca  Please register online at or call 419-353-1897.

Home Brewing with Sugar Ridge Brewery

Tuesday, March 31; 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Otsego Park: Thompson Stone Hall

20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

With a nod to maple sugar season, Sugar Ridge Brewery of Bowling Green will give a presentation on brewing basics, including the science and nature of brewing.  A few samples of beer will be offered. Cost: $10, FWCP $5 Leader: Jim Witter Please register online at or call 419-353-1897.

April Fools Into the Night

Wednesday, April 1; 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Otsego Park

20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

Are you going to fall for nature’s tom-foolery?  Come down to the river to find out what tricks the evening shadows play at sunset. Leader: Pam MenchacaPlease register online at or call 419-353-1897. 

Sawyer Quarry Public Meeting

Tuesday, April 7; 7:00 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Join us for an informational meeting about the Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve.  Learn about the quarry’s unique features and our land management plans.  Public input is welcome as we move forward in developing this property.

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