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Wood County Park District Programs Update

Upcoming Programs from the Wood County Park District

(Programs are free unless otherwise stated.)


Monitoring Kickoff

Tuesday, February 10; 6:30-8:00 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Learn about the different monitoring opportunities being offered by the Wood County Park District in 2015.  We’ll give a short report on the 2014 monitoring programs, then we’ll let you know how to get involved in 2015.  A special treat will be provided! Leader: Bryan Bockbrader


Greenhouse Help

Tuesday, February 12; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Reuthinger Preserve

30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Come help us grow plants at the Native Nursery and Greenhouse.  Volunteers may be asked to perform a variety of functions such as transplanting seedlings, filling pots, or watering plants.  No experience necessary.

Friends of the Wood County Park District General Membership Meeting

Sunday, February 15; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Otsego Park:  Thompson Stone Hall

20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

Join the Friends of the Wood County Park District for the General Meeting.  A light meal will be served followed by a speaker presentation.  All are welcome to attend.


Love in the Sky

Tuesday, February 17; 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Beaver Creek Preserve

23028 Long Judson Road, Grand Rapids

Explore the stars through mythological tales of love, jealousy, faithfulness, and betrayal from around the world. Spotting scopes and a telescope will be on hand and ready to use, but feel free to bring your own! Hot drinks will be available in the lodge. Dress for the outdoors.   Cost: $5; FWCP $3. Leader: Craig Spicer

Living Green at Home:  Green Edition

Thursday, February 19; 6:30-8:00 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:  Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Learn tips and tricks to help you reduce your heating costs this winter!  In this 2nd Edition of Living Green at Home, you will get a refresher on how to save energy and money by doing simple things around your home.  Join the discussion on comparison of alternative energy options, insulation, home improvements, and efficient appliances. You may even win a green living prize at the end of the program!  Leaders: Eric Scott and Zeb Albert

Brown Bag Lunch and Seed Cleaning!

Saturday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Park District Headquarters:  Community Classroom

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Pack your lunch (refrigerator and microwave available) and come help us clean the last of the native seeds for the season.  You can stay part of the time or all 4 hours.  These seeds were collected by volunteers to be propagated in the greenhouse or sown out in the parks. No experience needed and all the work will be done indoors in the heat!  Leader:  Lori Parratt

OCVN Applications Due February 15, 2015.



The Wood County Park District Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 OCVN course..


Visit our website to print out a brochure, tentative syllabus, application, position description and more.  Applications are due February 15 and are available to pick up at Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green, Ohio.


For more information about the OCVN program, please contact:  Craig Everett, OCVN Cooperator, OSU Extension at 419-354-9050 or Lori Parratt, Volunteer Services/Communications Specialist, Wood County Park District, at 419-353-1897.

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