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Wood County Parks Activities – May 19 – 31

 Take advantage of the opportunities to get out side and do something, other than work on your yard, or sit on your patio, or hangout at the lake. Most of these activities only take a couple of hours of your time – come and have some fun!

Planting Natives

Tuesday, May 19; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Slippery Elm Trail-Rudolph Road

The native plants that were grown in the Park District’s greenhouse are ready to plant in the parks and preserves. Join us as we plant some at the Rudolph Savanna. Tools will be provided. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.

 

Native Nursery Nights

Thursday, May 21; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Reuthinger Preserve

30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Join us on Thursday nights this summer at the Native Plant Nursery and Greenhouse at Reuthinger Preserve. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.

Planting Natives

Saturday, May 23; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Otsego Park

20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green

The native plants that were grown in the Park District’s greenhouse are ready to plant in the parks and preserves. Tools will be provided. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.

 

Intro to Rope-Rappelling

Saturday, May 23, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

Join our experienced staff for a day of rope-rappelling fun at our newest property, the Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. A brief orientation session will cover equipment fitting and use, as well as safety procedures, then it’s off to rappel the cliffs ranging from 25 to 35 feet. All safety equipment, water, and instruction/guidance will be provided. Bring a sack lunch and snacks to enjoy while overlooking the beautiful quarry scenery. Wear sturdy footwear and “work clothes” as access to the cliff tops requires short hikes on uneven terrain. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Pre-registration is required. Release waivers must be completed prior to participating. Cost: $15, FWCP: $10.

 

 

Saturn Viewing

Saturday, May 23; 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Beaver Creek Preserve

23028 Long Judson Road, Grand Rapids

Saturn won’t be this close to Earth for the rest of the year! Come see and learn about Saturn’s rings, moons, and other facts and myths found in the night sky. Drop by anytime between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. to see this unforgettable celestial event.

 

Ride with a Ranger

Sunday, May 24; 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Black Swamp Preserve

1014 S Maple Street, Bowling Green

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the Slippery Elm Trail from Bowling Green to Portage and back. Meet in the new parking area off South Maple Street.

 

Planting Natives

Tuesday, May 26; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Slippery Elm Trail-Portage Road

The native plants that were grown in the Park District’s greenhouse are ready to plant in the parks and preserves. Tools will be provided. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.

 

Native Nursery Nights

Thursday, May 28; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Reuthinger Preserve

30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg

Join us on Thursday nights this summer at the Native Plant Nursery and Greenhouse at Reuthinger Preserve. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if you have them.

Family Fishing Night

Sunday, May 31; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Come and try to catch the big one! A ranger will be on-hand to help with loaner poles and worms if it’s your first time fishing. Children must have adult supervision; adults must be accompanied by a child to fish.

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