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H2Ohio Duck Creek Wetland Restoration
May 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Help Us Bring Native Plants Back to Duck Creek!
Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority along with project partners Cleveland Cliffs, EnviroScience Inc., RiverReach Construction and Geo. Gradel Co. need your help to reestablish native plants along Duck Creek in Toledo.
Project is funded by H2Ohio to restore over 2,000 ft of Duck Creek and over 10 acres of wetlands. Project construction is almost complete and re-establishing the native plants will help to make sure this area provides a healthy and diverse habitat for natural wildlife, in addition to reducing the nutrients that feed harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.
This volunteer effort will be led by EnviroScience biologists that will be on hand to instruct volunteers in plant identification and proper plant harvesting and planting techniques of these important native Ohio plants. This is a great opportunity for people interested in learning from an expert about native Northwest Ohio plants and Duck Creek’s unique wetland biology.
We are looking for volunteers to join us on Thursday, May 4th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM to help first harvest plants at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. The following day on Friday, May 5th plants will be installed. There are TWO different events where we are looking for 15-20 volunteers each. This work will occur in wetlands and volunteers will be in remote areas, in water and using hand tools.
Registration and FAQs about the Events:
Why should you volunteer?
• You will have the chance to learn from an expert about plants native to Northwest Ohio and the important watershed of Duck Creek.
• You will make a positive impact on the environment and our community.
• You will meet new people and work together towards a common goal.
What to bring:
• Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Boots, waders and/or closed-toe shoes that can get muddy and wet.
• Sunscreen and a hat.
• Gloves, water and a snack (if desired).
• Small hand saw if available.
EnviroScience will also provide some waders and hand tools to assist in the effort but if available to the volunteer please bring.
Registration is REQUIRED. Please contact us at 330-347-7795 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a proper head count for this event and provide meeting time and location details.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!