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Park district offers opportunities to enjoy & help nature during May

From WOOD COUNTY PARK DISTRICT EcoLit Book Group Meeting Thursday, May 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Hankison Great Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg For this meeting, please read The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.Group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN). To register, visit wcparks.org, or call 419-353-1897 Join Hands Day Friday, May 3; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Wood County Historical Center 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green Participate in this National Day of Service. We’ll work as a community on a beneficial project. All tools and materials are provided. Leader: Stewardship staff (20) Register for volunteer opportunities at https://wcparks.galaxydigital.com Open Archery Friday, May 3; 5:00 – 7:30 pm Arrowwood Archery Range 11126 Linwood Road, Bowling Green Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:30 pm to give archery a shot! All archery equipment provided, along with brief beginner-friendly instruction from our certified instructors. Leaders: Craig Spicer and Zeb Albert To register, visit wcparks.org, or call 419-353-1897   RAD Program                                     Saturday, May 4; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm W.W. Knight Nature Preserve: Friends’ Green Room 29530 White Road, Perrysburg Female self-defense lesson. Learn basic self-defense maneuvers, situational awareness, and verbal tactics that can assist before, during, and after an emergency. Leaders: Troy Bateson and Eric Shiffler To register, visit wcparks.org, or call 419-353-1897 Greenhouse Help Tuesday, May 7; 1:00 – 3:00 pm J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg Help grow native plants that will go into the parks and preserves. All tools are provided. No experience is needed. Leader: Stewardship staff (12) Please register for volunteer opportunities at https://wcparks.galaxydigital.com Friends’ of the Parks Plant Sale Saturday, May 11; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Park District Headquarters 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green Over 40 varieties of local genotype native plants are available for sale for $4 each. Native plants can create drought and flood resistant areas and pollinator habitat. Spatterwork Nature Prints Saturday, May 11; 1:00 – 4:00 pm Carter Historic Farm 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green Take a stroll along the woodlot path gathering leaves, then create spatterwork leaf print art to take home.  Clothes and shoes that can get dirty recommended. Leader: Corinne Gordon. To register, visit wcparks.org, or call 419-353-1897 Friends’ Migration Field Trip Monday, May 13; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Park District Headquarters 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling…

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