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Check out these great programs & events!
Paddle the Pond
Monday, August 3; 4 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Canoes, paddles, life preservers and instructions are provided. Canoes are first-come, first-served.
Visitors arriving at 7 p.m. may paddle until 8 p.m.
Register Here – FREE
Feeding Time!
Wednesday, August 5; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Our program animals are hungry! Meet the Eastern Fox Snake, Eastern Box Turtle, Albino Corn Snake, or Tiger Salamander and learn about what makes each one special. A short hike follows the program.
Register Here – FREE
Shooting Stars
Friday, August 7; starts at 8:45 p.m.
Baldwin Woods Preserve
Euler Road ½ mile east of Range Line
The Perseid meteor shower is the best, most reliable comet show of the year. While you watch the sky, we’ll share some background and stories on what’s flashing by. We bring the popcorn; you bring a blanket or reclining lawn chair and beverage.
Register Here – FREE
Canoe Paddle Skills
Thursday, August 6; 9:30-12:30 pm,
or 1:30-4:30 pm 
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve 29530 White Road
Have your canoe dancing on the water! Take this American Canoe Association certified course to understand canoe safety and skills. All canoe gear provided. Participants must be 14 or older; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Register Here – $15/FWCP $10.
Nuisance Animal Workshop
Friday, August 7th; 9 am – 3 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, Friends Green Room
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Join OSU Extension educators Marne Titchenell and Stan Gehrt for a class entitled “The Good, The Bad, & The Hungry: Managing Wildlife Conflict in the Landscape.” This program is hosted by the Wood and Lucas County Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) programs.
Register here Cost: $35
Bus Tour of Wood County Parks II
Saturday, August 9th; 9 am – noon FREE
Park District Headquarters
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green
Hop on the bus with a naturalist to visit some of the hidden gems of the park system. Each visit will include a brief nature hike.
Register Here – FREE
Canoe Float and Stream Science
Sunday, August 9; 1 – 4 pm  Meeting Location TBA
A leisurely canoe paddle down the Maumee River guided by a naturalist. Northwest Ohio Scenic Rivers will lead us in stream quality monitoring. All equipment is provided. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Dress for the weather and to get wet. Closed-toed shoes are required.
Register Here – FREE
What Is That? Tour
Tuesday, August 11; 6- 8 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Ever wondered what all those buildings are on an old farmstead? Come take a tour of the Carter Historic Farm’s outbuildings, inside and out, to learn about the structures an implements used on a Depression-era farm.
Register Here – FREE
Preschoolers in the Parks – Bug Out! 
Saturday, August 15; 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
3 – 6 year-olds and their adult companion enjoy an activity, a story, and a short nature hike.
Register Here – FREE
Stargazing- Stars, Nebula & Planets
Saturday, August 15; after sunset – FREE
Beaver Creek Preserve, Observation Deck
23028 Long Judson Rd., Grand Rapids, OH
Viewing equipment provided by the Toledo Astronomical Association.
For more info: frank.merritt@utoledo.edu
419-535-8775 www.toledoastronomy.org.
3rd Saturday Picnics & Campfires
Don’t Be a Chicken! Picnic
August 15; 10 am – 1 pm Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Find out how we started chickens here and how you can do it at home. Then while you sample some fresh cooked eggs you can hear about heritage chickens and their folklore.
See us at the Fair! 
The Wood County Park District will be at the Wood County Fair August 3-10, 2015. See us at the, “Grove”. We have activities, giveaways, educational programs, opportunities and more!
The Friends of the Wood County Park District, “Focus on Nature” Photography Contest
Categories: Wildlife | People in the Parks | Landscape | Plant Life
Ribbons and prizes awarded to People’s Choice (Facebook voting) and Judge’s Award.
Photos must be taken at a Wood County Park District property or event. Photos of people must have their permission. • No obvious use of Photoshop will be accepted • No embedded names/credit on photos • Maximum four photo submissions per participant. • DEADLINE to submit photos is October 31, 2015. • Photos must be submitted in an electronic format and at least 2 mb file size.
The Wood County Park District reserves the right to use submitted photos for any purpose.
Report Suspicious Activity Please

Report anything suspicious in the parks to the Wood County Park Rangers 1-877-Ranger-Aid (877) 726-4372 

If you have a question for a ranger, send them an e-mail.

Friends of the Wood County Parks

Mission:  Friends of the Wood County Parks will engage the citizens of Wood County in ensuring the preservation of the natural beauty and diversity of the ecosystem by supporting the management and growth of the Wood County Park District.

Great membership benefits and so much more!

Visit the Friends Website to learn more.
Wood County Park District
The mission of the Wood County Park District
is to conserve, enhance and protect the natural and cultural resources of Wood County, while providing quality outdoor recreational and educational opportunities for
Wood County Citizens. 

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