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  • MAGAZINE Fall/Winter 2009-2010 M e t r o p a r k s o f t h e To l e d o Area Colors of Autumn 15 A Photo Essay
  • SPRING/SUMMER 2009 Vol. 16, No. 2 published by Metroparks of the Toledo Area 5100 West Central Avenue Toledo, OH 43615-2100 419.407.9700 Board of Park Commissioners Scott J. Savage, President Fritz Byers, Vice President Lera Doneghy, Vice President Staff: Don Rettig, Director don.rettig@metroparkstoledo.com Denise Johnson, Director, Visitor Services denise.johnson@metroparkstoledo.com Patty Morgenstern, Membership/Customer Service Supervisor patty.morgenstern@metroparkstoledo.com Scott Carpenter, Public Relations Director/Editor scott.carpenter@metroparkstoledo.com Jesse Mireles, Art Direction jesse.mireles@metroparkstoledo.com Valerie Juhasz, Production Manager valerie.juhasz@metroparkstoledo.com © Metroparks of the Toledo Area 2009 Metroparks Magazine is published twice annually for Metroparks Members. For membership information, call 419.407.9723 On the cover Winged sumac is a familiar fall sight, adding blazing red to local landscapes. At right, spider webs all add to autumn's rich texture.
  • Welcome Why Get Connected? G et Connected is a phrase you will be hearing more often around Metroparks. It’s more than a headline or slogan – it’s an invitation. If you received this magazine in the mail, you are connected through membership. Others are connected through volunteerism, frequent park visits, planned giving or other ways. Those who are connected in one way tend to be connected in multiple ways. When you see Get Connected on an envelope or publication, it means that inside is an invitation to get to know Metroparks in new ways. There are two equally important reasons for Metroparks to connect with the community: • The Metroparks belong to you, and it’s your tax dollars that support them. We want all residents of Lucas County to feel welcome in any Metropark, and we invite everyone to experience all that the parks have to offer. • Another reason is that we need your help. Tax dollars don’t pay for all the costs of running the park district. The donations of money, time and talent by thousands of generous supporters are critical. That support is even more important in difficult economic times. We invite you to Get Connected and stay connected.
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  • T hey represent Cultivating a tiny fraction of History At The the 10,500-acre Wildwood Manor House park district, but planted areas in the Metroparks M argie Black is a Master Gardener, a member of the Toledo Rose Society and owner are big projects for those of Premier Gardening Services, Inc. She’s also a plant detective. who help these gardens When Metroparks contracted Margie Black (facing page) tends to the grow. with her company to restore historical Shipman Garden, depicted in the 1940s Ellen Biddle Shipman the illustration and photo (this page). Garden at the Wildwood Manor House, Black didn’t know much At times, it required getting into The strong backs and about the pioneering female Shipman’s head. entrepreneur famous for her delicate hands of formal gardens and lush planting “There’s some room left for style. But after more than a year interpretation – we call it volunteers are restoring of bringing the famous landscape Shipman-esqe,” Black said. architect’s drawings to life, she’s historical landscapes, gained an appreciation for her Black worked alongside Sue predecessor. Arnold, a member of the reclaiming natural areas Wildwood maintenance staff, “It’s just so cool!” she said. “Isn’t and also enlisted the help of and making the parks it great what she did with the other volunteers, including other upper story? And how she used Master Gardeners. welcoming for visitors. balance?” “It was so much fun working Because Shipman’s original on this garden,” said Black. “I’d In the case of a deer- plans did not include an index or say it was one of the top 10 legend to indicate the number of experiences of my life." resistant garden, they are individual species, “Every plant had to be individually counted The project, Zenk said, “would also helping nature and off the plan just to develop a list not have gotten off the ground of what we needed,” said Dave without Margie and her company. people coexist peacefully. Zenk, superintendent of parks. The sheer amount of time she put into the initial planning was But there was a bigger challenge mind-boggling. And much of to re-imagine the garden as this work she did as a volunteer Shipman designed it: Identifying because of her interest in this plants that were no longer project and the importance she available or whose names had placed on it to the region.” changed over the last 70 years. The Shipman Garden was “Margie had to do a lot of restored with the financial research to identify historical support of the Carson Family names and source rare plants,” Fund at the Toledo Community Zenk said. “She was in contact Foundation. Plants have been with nurseries from all parts of ordered to extend the garden the country, and she found every along a slope leading to the species we needed.” cabana restroom building. 5
  • ‘Gardening’ On including students from local schools, collect seeds and tend As a result, hundreds of acres have been seeded, said Tim A Grand Scale At to the garden. Members of a Gallaher, land management group called Aspiring Hands specialist. Last year alone, more The Seed Nursery volunteer weekly, helping than 100 acres were seeded with the Seed Nursery and – three times more than any Y ou can do the job with a pair of dollar-store scissors and a paper bag. But to gather other operations at Blue Creek managed by the Lucas Soil and previous year. Among them were 33 acres at the Kiel Farm Water Conservation District. property, which was acquired prairie seeds from a vast by Metroparks with grant field, like the one at the Blue At the seed nursery, where funding that requires a portion Creek Conservation Area in plants are grown especially for of the property to be restored to Whitehouse, a combine and their seed, the tops of the plants natural area. dump truck are much more can be snipped with scissors. efficient. Gathering seed in natural areas “We’re doing the right thing by requires a more delicate touch. using local genotype to begin On any given day during harvest with, plus the money we’re season, you might find Penny “The machine is helping, but we saving (by not buying seed),” Wagner doing both. still need the volunteers to get out Gallaher said. and collect by hand,” Wagner said. The Metroparks land The nursery operation is based management coordinator has Last year, the nursery collected in a building at the former tended to the Native Seed just under 3,000 lbs., triple the Toledo House of Corrections, Nursery for six years, watching it amount gathered in any previous now Blue Creek, where seed is grow from a garden to a farm and year. dried, cleaned and stored. Plants adapting the tools as necessary. The effort is part of an ongoing Penny Wagner (facing page) operates the native seed nursery with the help of volun- program to propagate plant teers, such as Luella Rupp and Marvin Traver (below). Prairie plants grow alongside species and replant areas corn at Blue Creek (facing page, inset). on properties acquired by Metroparks in the rare Oak Openings region west of Toledo. This is the second full season that a combine has been used to harvest seed from a large field of mountain mint, tall coreopsis, gray-headed coneflower, dense blazing star and wild bergamot. “In the past, we would harvest by hand, and we still do,” Wagner said. “But we weren’t getting enough for the large areas we are restoring.” Still, a great deal of the work is accomplished by volunteers, such as Luella Rupp and Marvin Traver who were gathering seed from a garden as the season was getting started in early October. About 10 regular volunteers, along with periodic helpers 6
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  • Alaina Meister (facing page) cares for the She then compiled her own list garden they can enjoy, rather deer-resistant garden she planted at Side from more than 40 plant lists than feeding deer. Cut, a park known for deer. provided by institutions such as the Ohio State Landscapers “It’s fun to experiment,” Meister Association, Cincinnati Zoo and said. “I don’t think it’s that deer Botanical Garden, Ohio State won’t eat these, but given the are started and cared for over University and Cornell University. choice, they seem to prefer a lot the winter in greenhouses at of other things.” Lourdes College, West Side In the test garden, near the Lamb Montessori Center, Clay High Heritage Center, species include School and Evergreen High chives, santolina, meadow sage, School. A “new” greenhouse thyme, Russian sage, variegated Garden Bed Volunteers being erected at Blue Creek sedge, butterfly bush, monarda, – donated by the Toledo Zoo – will help increase plant production even more. coneflower, pampas grass and rubrum grass. T he list of garden volunteers is growing longer every year. “The list does not guarantee Ben Nessif worked full-time Planting in the spring has against deer damage where deer hours for six weeks this become automated, too, using a populations are large,” Meister summer,weeding, planting seed drill and carousel planter. said. “Also, their tastes are flowers and watering garden “It used to take a month to variable.” beds at Wildwood. plant a small area. Today, it takes two days to plant a much With that disclaimer, she created Friends of Pearson, and larger area,” Wagner said. a fact sheet, available at the especially Don and Eleanor Lamb Center. Among other Scheiva, have devoted countless The Gardener’s plants, it lists: hours over the years caring for the plants in that park’s Dilemma: What •Annuals such as alyssum and Window on Wildlife, around the Won’t Deer Eat? nicotiana (flowering tobacco) for sunny areas. flagpole/monument area and at Macomber Lodge. •Perennials such as iris and “Look, we’re right here and coreopsis, also for sunny areas. Brothers Nick and Josh Hoffman they don’t touch it,” said Alaina •Herbs such as basil, lavender volunteered two to three days a Meister, who planted a deer- and bronze fennel. week in the gardens at Wildwood, resistant plot at Side Cut, a park •Perennials for shade such as where they planted more than known for its deer population. gallium (sweet woodruff) and 500 flowers in one day. “It works.” tiarella (foam flower) •Blue fescue and five other Sharon McKisson volunteers in A deer in a misty-morning grasses the early mornings at the Manor meadow is a beautiful scene, •And bulbs including daffodils, House Shipman Garden, where but deer in the garden at dusk grape hyacinth and allium (from she also talks with visitors about are not such a welcome sight the onion/garlic family). the garden’s history. for many homeowners. As president of Friends of Side Cut She’s still looking for deer- At Secor, the landscape and a professional gardener resistant annuals suitable for painstakingly tended by Karen herself, Meister understands. shade. Eighmey is the first work of art visitors see when arriving at She began her quest to Meister said many plants the National Center for Nature establish a test garden of deer- commonly found in home Photography. resistant plants by asking park landscapes are favorite meals neighbors what species they’ve for deer. Trading roses, hostas, Interested in lending a green noticed the animals leave impatiens, rhododendron, tulips thumb as a garden bed alone. It turned out some of the and daylilies for species on the volunteer? Contact the Volunteer ornamental grasses popular in deer-resistant plant list could Office at 419-407-9703. home landscapes were among help homeowners maintain a plants deer tended to pass up. 9
  • F ort Miamis originally was a small fortification started by the British in 1794. Built on a bluff overlooking the Maumee River at the foot of the rapids, it was a strategic spot for the British to protect Detroit and Canada from the Americans after the Revolutionary War. The signing of the Jay Treaty in 1794 had Britain agreeing to vacate American territory, so the Unfinished British never finished building the fort and evacuated it in 1796. The Americans, who occupied the fort off and on until 1799, also Fort Became never completed it. For an unfinished fort, Miamis has earned its way into the Footnote In footnotes of U.S. history. Now, as part of the Metroparks, it will play a role in telling the story of our region’s rich history, including the Battle of Fallen History Timbers. Even though the Indians had not been invited to sign the Treaty, they remained allies with the British after the end of the War. By Trina Houser The two parties had similar interests, particularly the fur trade. The Indians also wanted to protect their hunting and fishing lands, while the British wanted to eventually retake America. Neither party wanted the Americans advancing any farther west. Despite this, settlers kept coming. Often settling illegally, they were called squatters, who felt any unoccupied land was available for the taking. Skirmishes between the Indians and the squatters were common, with the British assisting the Indians by giving them supplies and urging them on. President George Washington wanted this to stop. 10
  • Washington tried to negotiate Simcoe’s crew had only 21 with the tribes, but his offers healthy men. Just like 13 years were refused. As the squatters before, the fort remained kept coming, the tribes unfinished. continued defending what had been legally given to them. After Wayne and the Native negotiations failed, Washington Confederacy came together on sent in General Josiah Harmar to the morning of August 20, 1794. stop the Indians. When Harmar The Indians camped outside failed, Washington sent out Fort Miamis before the Battle General Arthur St. Clair, who of Fallen Timbers. There were suffered the biggest defeat in strong indications they had military history to the Indians British support, yet when the near what is now the Ohio- Indians tried to retreat to the fort An illustration of Fort Miamis as it Indiana border. Washington after being defeated in the battle, would have looked (above) and the park knew he needed a success, so he the captain in charge of the fort, today (facing page). pulled out of retirement the hero Campbell, denied them access. of Stony Point, General Anthony He did not offer them any aid or Wayne. protection. Seeing the Indians being pursued, Campbell thought with France and in no financial In 1792, Wayne began training that if he helped them, Wayne position to start another war, so his soldiers. He prepared for would see this as an act of war. Campbell also had orders not to battle better than either of the Wayne did not pursue the Indians take the first shot. Wayne left the two men before him and the beyond Fort Miamis. area with his troops on August 23. British noticed. Concerned that Wayne would attack the Indians Standoff The Indians wintered on the and then move north to attack mouth of Swan Creek [where Canada, Britain dispatched There, under flags of truce, today the Owens Corning world reinforcements. Wayne inquired of Campbell headquarters is located]. The why he violated provisions British gave them provisions, as The British chose John Graves in the Treaty of Paris. Indeed, did the Americans, but they were Simcoe, lieutenant governor of Britain illegally built the fort on slow in coming. Wayne had burnt Upper Canada (now Ontario) to American soil. Campbell replied the Indians’ fields and villages scout a place for a fort capable that he was only protecting his before he left the area. It was too of blocking Wayne’s northern country’s business interests in late in the year to grow anything march. Simcoe, a Revolutionary the fur trade. before winter. Many died from War veteran himself, had fought exposure and starvation. By against Wayne at Stony Point. Each side tried to goad the other springtime, the Indians agreed Alexander McKee, the British into taking the first shot. Wayne to sign a treaty in an attempt to Indian Agent, showed Simcoe the even went so far as to ride save at least some of their land site of the old Fort Miamis. The within pistol range of the fort. and keep their families from high bluff meant good visibility, His bravery earned him another further suffering. It took several while deep water allowed for desultory remark from Campbell months to get everyone together, supply boats. A few days after and respect from the Indians. but on August 3, 1795, the tribes deciding on this spot, Simcoe Over the next two days Wayne and the American government sailed for Niagara to get men and Campbell exchanged “polite signed the Treaty of Greenville. and supplies to build the fort, insults” with both sides trying to returning to Fort Miamis a month instigate the other into firing. The British still occupied Fort later. Miamis until 1796 when they President Washington gave finally left it in provision with Rebuilding Fort Miamis went Wayne strict instructions to Jay’s Treaty. Signed in November slowly. Malaria and dysentery attack the British only if Wayne after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, plagued most of the crew. The could guarantee victory and the treaty said the British Niagara workers left without only if the British fired first. would remove themselves from giving a reason. At one time, The British already were at war American land. 11
  • Americans occupied the fort off dying on the field. The Indians Fort Again Part Of and on for a couple years, but took the Americans prisoner and there are no records of the fort marched them to Fort Miamis. Metroparks being used by the government Weapons and clothes all were after 1799. stripped from the prisoners Over the years, Fort Miamis before they were forced to run has been owned by the city One More War the gauntlet. The British did not of Maumee, the state of Ohio protect the prisoners. and Metroparks. This spring, it While officially evacuated, one became part of Metroparks again more event was to make history Tecumseh, the Shawnee and to be managed as part of the at Fort Miamis. The War of 1812 native confederacy leader who Fallen Timbers Battlefield and stretched into another year. In was known for his stance against Fort Miamis National Historic 1813, Britain wanted to seize Fort torture, rode in and “generously Site, which was designated by Meigs. interfered and prevented farther Congress in 2000. massacre.” The fifth of May dawned rainy Fort Miamis is one of three and cold, just like it had for With the British failing to seize locations that are part of the the past several days. Colonel Fort Meigs, they no longer National Historic Site. The William Dudley got the command needed Fort Miamis. Abandoned others are the Battlefield, also to take his troops, made up for the last time, the buildings owned by Metroparks, and the mainly of the recently-arrived rotted away, and the government Fallen Timbers Monument, an Kentucky militia, across the sold the land into private Ohio Historical Society property Maumee. Orders specifically said ownership. Part of the fort managed by Metroparks, which to go to the British batteries, remains privately owned today. are located on opposite sides of spike the cannon, and then US24 in Maumee. retreat immediately back to the Trina Houser is the Fallen fort. Dudley carried out the first Timbers historical interpreter for As part of Metroparks, Fort part of the orders without losing Metroparks. Miamis will be interpreted as an a man. historical site, ensuring that its impact on the region will not be Maj. Gen. William Henry Harrison forgotten. watched from across the river at Fort Meigs. When the retreat sounded, to his surprise the troops did not return to the An historical marker details part of Fort Miamis' important past. boats to cross the river. He dispatched a lieutenant with a peremptory order for Dudley to retreat. The lieutenant went to deliver the order but instead returned to Fort Meigs with news of disaster. According to an official military report filed May 6, 1815, the spies in Captain Leslie Combs’ unit attacked some Indians. Dudley “advanced to their relief” but Combs’ men had their backs to the river and the Indians drew them farther away. More Indians arrived as reinforcements. The battle was brutal, with many Americans 12
  • Remembering Conservation Pioneers U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur visited the Blue Creek Conservation Area Sepetember 13 to honor local "conservation pioneers." District supervisor Joe Fausnaugh gave Congresswoman Kaptur a tour of the native seed nursery. I t was not the first time a who know a great deal about September 13, along with group of people toured the conservation. members of their families and Blue Creek Conservation the Carstensen family. The event Area aboard the Explorer tram, The families each played took on added significance and it won’t be the last. important roles in preserving because one of the honorees, agricultural and natural areas in Mrs. Carstensen, who had The Metroparks facility in Lucas County. The special day planned to attend, passed away Whitehouse (the former at Blue Creek was hosted by the just one week earlier at age 85. Toledo House of Corrections or Congresswoman to say thank “Workhouse” property) has a lot you. Illustrations of the four couples, to see, from the old jail to the with information about their stone courtyard; from the wildlife It was Rep. Kaptur’s idea to contributions to the community, rehabilitation center to the native honor Raymond and Thelma are now permanently displayed seed nursery and children’s Zwyer, Bill and Betty Carstensen, in the big white barn at Blue garden. Ivan and Margie Myers and Creek. They will be seen by Neil and Beatrice Waterbury as students and others attending But this was no ordinary group “conservation pioneers.” special programs hosted by of people. Aboard the tram, Metroparks, Lucas Soil and with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, The Myerses and Mrs. Zwyer Water Conservation District and were members of four families attended the reception, Nature’s Nursery. 13
  • days, Neil and Bea were the of her time to helping children, conservation movement in this including serving on the Oregon part of the state. They were Board of Education. instrumental in the preservation of local natural areas such as Oak The Carstensens are deceased. Openings Preserve Metropark and the Lou Campbell Prairie Raymond and Thelma Zwyer and Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserves. T he Zwyers gained the recognition of the farming community in the 1960s when The Waterburys were members of the Toledo Naturalists they built a state-of-the-art egg Association and the Naturalist plant that became a model for Camera Club of Toledo. Neil Ivan and Margie Myers other agricultural businesses. was considered one of Ohio’s T The operation grew to 16,000 foremost experts on mushrooms he Myers and their sons took chickens in three barns. and authored an authoritative over the family farm in 1977 guide to local mushrooms. upon the death of Mrs. Myers’ Passionate farmers, the couple father. Within a few years, the worked to preserve farmland The Waterburys are deceased. Oregon, Ohio farm had adopted in Monclova Township, where a new style of farming – “no Raymond served as zoning till” – and the family became commission in the 1970s and early advocates for the soil early 1980s. He also served conservation practice. Mr. Meyers during that time on the Board of helped promote the practice Supervisors for the Lucas Soil as a member of the Board of and Water Conservation District Supervisors of the Lucas Soil 15 years and campaigned for and Water Conservation District candidates for political office and numerous state and regional who shared his enthusiasm for Bill and Betty Carstensen conservation organizations. farmland preservation. Bill and Betty Carstensen were early advocates of conservation Ivan and Margie were both Mr. Zwyer is deceased. active in the local Soil and Water farming, wildlife preservation and forestry on their Oregon, Conservation District, helping Ohio farm, which has been in to pack tree seedlings for many Bill’s family since 1915. They years. They planted trees on planted four windbreaks to their own property to act as wind prevent erosion and promote breaks. They also were active in wildlife, created two filter strips the sub-irrigation project, using to stem water erosion, used wetlands and ponds to contain no-till conservation farming water runoff from farm fields. Mr. and crop rotation, and even Myers was part of a committee Neil and Beatrice Waterbury preserved a 35-acre Black Swamp that was instrumental in woods recognized by the Ohio preserving the Quarry Pond Farm, T he Waterburys were self- Woodland Stewardship program. known today as the Blue Creek taught naturalists who The farm also raised specialty Conservation Area. Illustrations by Bill Kuhlman advocated for the preservation hay for the Toledo Zoo. of natural areas. Bea was an The couple, who have been avid birder and Neil an avid The couple both served on the married more than 50 years, mushroom hunter. board of the Lucas Soil and Water passed on their knowledge of Conservation District – Bill from these and other conservation The couple is remembered as 1965 to 1986 and Betty from 1994 practices to fellow farmers, pioneers in the conservation to present. Bill also served on the including their sons, who continue movement in northwest Ohio. board of the Lucas County Farm the practices today on the family’s Some say that in the early Bureau. Betty devoted much Century Farm. 14
  • C o l o r s O f Autumn A Photo Essay by Art Weber F all has it all, for better or worse: foggy, frosty mornings and blue skies; sunny days and chilly nights; brilliant colors and muted tones. Asters There is a texture about autumn -- a familiar feel. Northwest Ohioans know it well, but others are not so fortunate. In parts of the country, they might even be green with envy. Enjoy the show. Photos (this page and following pages) by Art Weber, director, National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark. Visit the center weekends from noon to 5 p.m., year round. Admission is free and there is always something new to see. Rattlesnake-master & Bluestem Western sunflower Great Lobelia Meadow webs 15
  • Morning fog rolls over the floodplain at Side Cut Metropark
  • Navy Recruiters Get 2009 for youth 12-16, who Field Notes The Job Done experienced outdoor survival, If you've got a big job, who ropes challenges, canoeing, better to tackle it than the stewardship and fishing. U.S. Navy? Navy recruiters Nineteen participated. tore down old siding on a garage, put up new More than 2,000 hours of insulation and siding and volunteer service helped removed invasive species to make Summer Camps a around a Metroparks field great experience. In addition office on Fallen Timbers to adult volunteers, five Lane in Maumee. They also University of Toledo interns removed an old antenna from put in a total of 722 hours, the house. while young Counselors In Training provided 918 hours. Nearly 30 recruiters from Defiance, Lima, Findlay, Metroparks Receives Sandusky, Toledo and Statewide Honor Perrysburg volunteered as For Excellence part of an ongoing volunteer Metroparks was one of three commitment over the recipients of a Gold Level summer. Award for excellence from the Ohio Partnership for Swan Creek Travel Excellence, a state-level Easier This Time business award based on the The removal of logjams, national Malcolm Baldrige particularly within Swan award for excellence. Bay Creek Preserve, has made a Park Community Hospital, big difference in the ability to Oregon, and Kettering Health canoe the stream, according Network, Kettering, were to Tim Schetter, a member the other organizations to of the Metroparks staff who receive the highest level of paddled the creek from recognition. Reynolds Road to the Erie journey down one of Toledo’s Summer Camp Has Street Market downtown in largest waterways as part New Offerings, More The award resulted from a about six hours this summer. of an event organized by Campers This Year comprehensive organizational He made the same trip last Partners for Clean Streams. With the support of assessment by volunteer year. Representatives of the the members program, examiners. Ohio EPA, Army Corps of Metroparks summer camps Schetter and coworker Engineers, TMACOG and served 280 youth in 2009. Piece Of The Past Emily Ziegler made the the City of Toledo also Part Of The Future participated in the event. Nature Camp was expanded For Pearson to eight sessions this August 30 marked the 75th Punt, Pass & Kick winners at The Andersons Pack The Parks Picnic. year, with 242 children anniversary of Pearson participating. Metropark, and a “mammoth spectacle,” as the dedication Wee Workshop Camp was ceremony was called in the added to the offerings and official program on August provided children 3-5 and 30, 1934. In addition to their adult companions celebrating the park’s diamond a chance to experience anniversary, Metroparks nature together. Nineteen and the community preschoolers participated. dedicated Pearson North during a presentation at the Teen Adventure Camp centerpiece of the new park was also a new venture in area, the 1860s Johlin Cabin. 18
  • some other man to fight tour. Tours around the state stubbornly for his ideals." featured renewable-energy technology and energy More than 150 people efficient building practices. attended the Pearson North dedication, many of them Solar power is used to members of the Johlin family, generate electricity for the which donated the cabin. Solar Buggy new restroom, located on On Duty At Oak the Airport Highway side During the ceremony, Openings of the park near the Yaeger Metroparks director Don A battery-powered, four- Center. Construction was Rettig thanked Terry wheel-drive vehicle fitted partially funded by an Ohio Metroparks board vice- Breymaier, chairman, with solar panels is now Department of Natural president Fritz Byers and and other members of the in use at Oak Openings Resources NatureWorks Oregon Mayor Marge Brown Pearson North Committee: Preserve. The vehicle, grant, while a grant from join members of the Pearson John Szozda, Mike Hopkins, donated by the local BP- the Ohio Department of North Committee to unveil a Michelle Quilter and Gary Husky refinery, is equipped Development helped fund the monument listing donors. Thompson. with two electric motors 10 kilowatt solar electrical totaling 30 horsepower, generating system. Until just a couple months Breymaier thanked the Board making it one of the most before the original of Park Commissioners powerful All-Terrain Vehicles Rolling Green dedication, the property at its September board of its type. BP Solar’s 185 Metroparks maintenance now known as Pearson was meeting, held at Pearson, for watt photovoltaic solar panel vehicles now use cleaner, called Banklands Park. At a making the project a reality. supplements the vehicle’s renewable, bio-based oils recognition dinner on June “You guys were behind us battery system, giving it from Ohio-based Renewable 15, 1934, it was announced 100 percent and we really more range than a typical Lubricants, and long-lasting that the park would be named appreciate it,” he said. “We battery-powered ATV, making Micro Green filters. in honor of Toledo Blade are very proud of the result.” it especially useful on the reporter George W. Pearson, lengthy trails at the largest More Online who campaigned to preserve Board president Scott Savage Metropark. One of the features of the the big woods as a public praised Terry’s leadership, new MetroparksToledo.com recreation area. saying the project would not Solar-powered is a Stewardship section, have happened without him. Restroom Part Of featuring land management, "A service such as Mr. Statewide Tour environmental protection, Pearson has given, Donations continue to come A new restroom at Swan research and “green” unselfishly and entirely in in for Pearson North. The Creek Preserve was featured operations examples from the public interest, should Press Newspapers, where Mr. October 3 and 4 in this year’s around the Metroparks. be recognized in some way,” Szozda is general manager, annual Green Energy Ohio said W.W. Knight, president donated the profits from a of the Metropolitan Park souvenir magazine published Dave Zenk, superintendent of parks, thanks Ron Unnerstall, Board. “That recognition for the 75th anniversary, manager of the local BP Husky Refinery, for the company's should be given during a the Eastern Maumee Bay donation of a Solar Buggy. man's lifetime. It may help Chamber of Commerce pledged the proceeds from a steak roast and Allan Miller Jeweler made another donation based on sales of its “Sticks and Stones” line of jewelry. Sales of engraved bricks also continue. Beckie Finch,(at left) director of historical programs, greets a young visitor at the Johlin Cabin. 19
  • Giving Tree March 25, 2009 through National Center for October 14, 2009 Nature Photography Kohne Camera and Photo Support for Fallen made a donation to purchase Timbers refreshments for a macro The Dorothy MacKenzie photography workshop at the Fallen Timbers Education National Center for Nature Fund of the Toledo Photography. Community Foundation granted the funds to hire Kenneth West donated five an historical interpreter art prints and matting from position. his “Sweet Light” exhibit to the National Center for General Support Nature Photography. The John and Virginia Hankison Foundation made Castle Photo gave a discount donations to support current for photographic supplies expenditures at Metroparks to the National Center for and to the John and Virginia Nature Photography. Hankison Endowment Fund. Jim Hagen donated a gift Justin Yard made a donation certificate to purchase to purchase plaques for field guides for the benches that are part of National Center for Nature his Eagle Scout project at Photography. Pearson Metropark. Larry Low donated his time Side Cut Metropark and resources to create a D&K Excavating donated record for the 2006–2008 114 loads of soil, hauling, Celebrating Nature through labor and diesel fuel for a Photography Contests for the new path to connect the National Center for Nature Maumee Rotary Shelter to Photography. the Riverview Area at Side Nuthach in winter Cut Metropark. Barton L. Susor donated Pearson Metroparks' Pack the Parks the installation of a DVD/ The Alfred Wagener 75th Anniversary The following organizations VHS combo unit at the Foundation made a donation The following supported gave support to the 2009 Pack National Center for Nature for the restoration and Pearson’s 75th Anniversary: the Parks event: Photography. preservation of Audubon Black Swamp Frogs ARES Island in Side Cut Metropark. Base Ball Club Black Belt Academy American Frame donated the Cardinal Stritch High School Buckeye CableSystem assembly fee for the large For the Birds Band Byrnedale Middle School format Metroparks prints Gail Rice, Leah Foust, Wild City of Oregon Imagination Station at the National Center for Birds Unlimited, Robin Fred Folger Leadership Ohio Nature Photography. Elaine Kendrick and William Friends of Pearson UltraSound Special Events W. Brant each donated bird Little Sisters of the Poor/ Washington Local Schools Matching Gifts seed to Metroparks Windows Sacred Heart Home Wildwood Medical Center Donations by an individual on Wildlife. Lucas County Challenger XINOS may be matched by the Center donor's business or employer. Manor House Maumee Valley Model Boat Club Miami & Erie Canal Owens-Illinois, Inc. matched James E. and Margaret M. Larry Michaels QSI Fabrication, Inc. donated Kenneth Lovejoy’s gift. Sander made a donation The Press Newspaper labor and materials for the to benefit Wildwood Manor The Kirbys spring maintenance of the Libbey Inc. matched Gregory House. Velvetone Choraliers “Volunteer” canal boat. Sparks’ gift. 20
  • GetConnected! Join The Team: Be Part Of Volunteer Trail Patrol Nature Photography Center at Secor. Corporate Donors Gifts to MetroBarks The Andersons supported the The following organizations following 2009 events: gave support to the 2009 Al Wagener Memorial Golf MetroBarks event: Classic Planned Pethood Arts Gone Wild Toledo Blade MetroBarks Toledo Humane Society Nature Photo Contest Toledo Kennel Club Pack the Parks Pearson 75th Anniversary Gifts for Secor Photo Reception Frontier Rustic Sculpting U.S. Citizenship/ donated a concrete bench to Naturalization Ceremony Secor Metropark. Year of the Trail Lynn Curica made a donation 7 Up Bottlers of Toledo to Secor Metropark. supported these 2009 events: Arts Gone Wild Education Support MetroBarks Metroparks employees M Metroparks Golf Outing donated a Nature Camp embers of the Volunteer Trail Patrol provide customer Pack the Parks scholarship in memory of Joe service to park users as they walk or ride the trails, Pearson 75th Anniversary James. answering questions and contacting park rangers when U.S. Citizenship/ necessary. If you think you might be interested in joining the Naturalization Ceremony Proceeds from IntelliShop’s VTP team, attend one of the informational meetings in January “Jeans for Charity” program to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities involved. Macys Turn Over a New were donated to benefit Leaf program made a Metroparks educational Four meetings are scheduled: donation to the Volunteer initiatives. •Wednesday, January 13 Trail Patrol program. 7 to 8:30 p.m., Yager Center at Swan Creek Preserve Nature Camp pond study at Oak Openings Preserve •Sunday, January 17 3 to 4:30 p.m., Packer-Hammersmith at Pearson Metropark • Wednesday, January 27 7 to 8:30 p.m., Secor Room at Secor Metropark •Sunday, January 31 3 to 4:30 p.m., Metroparks Hall at Wildwood Preserve 21
  • Welcome ... Renewals ... New Members March 25, through October 8, 2009 Members March 26, through October 8, 2009 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Alexander Deborah Ackley Juanita J. Alt Amy Adamczak Charles N. Amonette Bruce Bamber William Antoszewski Jay Barman Donald and Dorothy D. Applegate Celeste Baugh Dean N. and Andrea M. Applin Shashi B. Bhatt Kyle Armstrong Barbara Blochowski Mr. Harvard L. Armus John and DeAnna Bradley Merlin J. and Antoinette B. Artz Mr. James H. Brennan Rosanna Artz Teri Burns Joseph Bagrowski Nancy and Mark Burton Dr. and Mrs. Roger Baker Glenn Carpenter Nancy A. Ballinger Catherine Carroll Andrew S. Bamford and James W. and Connie Cass Tamera Wales Jerry Chabler Paul and Kathleen Barber Kay Chirgott Donald W. and Barbara Barkley Clay H.S.- Class of '52 Reunion Catherine and Scott Barnes Abraham Conteh Naomi Baron Bill Davis Dr. Reemt and Mrs. Joan Shannon De Young Baumann Carole Dee Gerald and Ellen Bazer Gerald and Kelly Devol and Willis L. Beck Family Larry A. and Rebecca B. Becker Bonnie Drayton Bend of the River Magazine Kristin Drzewiecki John E. and Mary Berger Rosemarie Duszynski Jay and Jenny Berschback Susan Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Bettinger Dale and Robin Evearitt Susan Bibish Brian Fink Ronald L. and Elizabeth L. Bierer David Fockler Mr. James A. Binkley Eric Gardner Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Binkley Ellen Grachek Lillian Bird A. Karl Halbedl Michelle L. Birdwell Jennifer Hall Kathy and Jeff Bixler Jill Hawkins Jon E. and Karen Bjorkman Barbara Heising Curtis D. and Marilyn C. Black Albert Henderson Margie and Baron Black Mary Jo and Richard Hoffman Ruth E. Blankerts Thomas and Lynn Hutt Beverlee Blessing Cynthia Jo Ingham Ed Bloedow Megan Jensen Mrs. Margaret M. Blood Louise Kachmarik Mary E. Boellner Barbara Knights Gail Perkins St. Paul Missionary Baptist Ayla Philip Church Rey and Rosemary Boezi Michael Kott Patrick R. Bolger Marcia Lehr Neeley Rodriguez Mary Stepnick Tracy Romer Sarah Straub Carol Jean Bomer Amber Lippert-Kersker Dorothy J. Bowe Bonnie K. Loeser Luke Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strobe Amber Roush Stephen Thomas Janice E. Bowman Michael Loisel Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Brady Ted Magee Richard and Anderia Ryley Pat and Mike Todak Pat Sager Michele Trombley Larry Brechbill Arthur Maines Virginia L. Breese Bruce and Janet Martin John Schaffer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Von Robert Scharlow Gunten Eric D. Britton and Sara J. Kelly McFellin Worley Nicole McLeary Shawna Schiffler Michelle Vrlenich Teri Schwartz Charles Walker Brooks Insurance Agency Marguerite Michaels Carol F. Brown Wilmarie Miller Pamela Segur Deborah Wallace Jacqueline Sierra Morris C. Wheeler Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brown, Esq. Naomi School Timothy J. Brown Anne Niner Michael and Amy Siffer Annette Whitmill David Smiljanich Gary Wright Jacquelyn G. Bruno John and Midge O'Halloran Richard P. Bryan Cassandra Passalacqua and Kris Smith Carrie Zunk Mark Smith Doris R. Buchanan Family 22
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  • Bobbi J. Vaughan Margaret Wroblewski Roger and Sharon Veitch Joanne P. Youngen Stephen H and Kristin B. Vessey Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Youngs Joan Haskell Vicinus Karen A. Zach James and Joanne Vick Bob and Gerry Zemenski Barbara M. Vining Eugenia R. Vogel Gary and Deborah Wagner Steven Wagner Paul J. and Darlene Wahr, Jr. MetroBarks Jane Wallace Robert A. and Deborah J. Walters Members… Ron and Jodi Walters New MetroBarks Elizabeth A. Warren Mary Louise Waterfield Members Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Weber March 25, through Patricia S. Weis October 8, 2009 Mathias P. and Sonja E. Welker David and Georgia Welles Valerie Adamski, Simon and Faye E. Wenzlick Josie William H. and Joan Searles Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Chris S. and Jayne M. Werbylo Olugbenga Ajilore, Bailey and Paul L. and Elaine A. Sellers Stoeckley Anne Marie Westmeyer Dexter Mae S. Seretsky Ione Stough Ralph O. and Natalie M. Wheaton Michelle Bartkowiak, Stormy Sandy and Keith Sharpless Jerry Stover Charles R. White and Gracie Coleen K. Shaw Ms. Lois Strang Lois A. White Joanne Bevg Nancy J. Shea Marianne H. Streb Melvyn E. and Annette W. Wicks Cheryl Bodedain, Winston Michael P. and Sandra K. Sheehy Enid and Robert Sullivant Linda M. Wilker Paul Jednak, Daisy Donald and Marilyn Shefferly Ruthie and David Summers James E. and Lenora E. Wilkie Brian Kennedy, Barron Karen E. Shelt Roger W. and Kathleen A. Sund Loretta Willey Dee Keough, Ember and Dreama Douglas A. Shelton Timothy A. and Barbara A. Michael D. and Diane L. Bill and Pauline Lenz Regina Shoblaq Sundling Williams Teresa S. Mawer, Parker Kay E. Showman Superior Uniform Sales, Inc. Thomas G. and Joan E. Williams Lora Prew, Reilly Donald R. and Eileen A. Shriner Sally Sussman Roy Edward Williamson Mr. and Mrs. C. Rehfuss, Angel, F. R. Sidle Richard L. and Marilyn Suter Glenn D. and Mary M. Wise Jin Jin and Maggie Elizabeth Sido Jeffrey Swartz James and Janice Wisniewski Nellie Robertson, Bailey James P. Sigrist Steven A. and Camilla Roth Robert E. and Karen Woods Lily Spang, Remy Mrs. Kathryn A. Silk Szirotnyak William A. Woolridge Tim Swidorski, Nala Jean M. Simon Guy and Joan C. Szuberla Rebecca L. Worthen Paula Welsh, Jack and Sadie Nancy J. Simon John and Yolanda Szuch and Geraldine M. Simpson Family Jeffrey and Oliver Sims Pauline R. Tate Ann M. Sisinyak Howard and Teresa Teifke Michael and Kathy Skaff Bob Terry Mr. Brian Skotynsky Robert and Jo-Ann Teufel Angus J. and Joyce Smith Norman R. Thal, Jr. Doug and Carol Smith Donna Therkelsen Janet L. Smith Nancy Thiel Mr. Kenneth A. Smith Steve and Julie Thomas Ronald R. and Myrtle M. Smith Michael A. and Lisa Tietje Arthur H. Smith and Connie Mary Anne Tigges Barren Doris Titgemeyer Marie H. Smolka James Toppin Douglas A. and Terry L. Snider Robert J. and Sandra D. Towles William Snyder Lynda Trabbic-Odum Arthur M. and Barbara J. Loren R and Nancy Jo Trainor Sobczak Gregory A. Troemner Barbara Sochocki William C. and Christine B. Eleanor Sonntag Turnbull Rita J. Sorgenfrei Tyrone Tyson Maureen Spain Greta Ullman G. R. Sparks Ronald J. and Allison W. Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Speck Unnerstall Roger Spurgeon Phyllis A. Ustaszewski Wilma Steele William E. and Theresa Van Kenneth and Diane Stein Koughnet Randall and Rose Stephenson Nicholas K. and Mitzie A. Vance 25
  • Ethan Zane Frensley Gerald VanWalbeck Elaine Ladd and Arthur Badger Denise Worobey Jim Gallaher Irving and Phoebe Zygela Nancy L. Gallaher Sharon Lee and Paul J. Velma Gillespie Kris Downey Kathi A. Camp James and Karen Dunn ration of Teachers Scot Glassford Georganna Bauer Barbara Flood Brian and Margaret Hoffman Honorariums... Nancy Hoffman Bette Willson March 25, through October 13, 2009 Avery and J.C. Griffey Ron Boudouris Evelyn Severin John and Gayle Campbell Dr. Joseph Mann Carleton S. Finkbeiner Sigrid Mann Fred and Sharon Henning Mariam Siegfried McDonald Jim and Andrea Hoppenjans Larry and Donna Kiroff JoAnn and Dick Hoppenjans Dewey and Inez Meadows Ted Hurst Denny and Shirley Taylor Mrs. Newton C. Rochte MetroBarks Memorials... Josephine A. (Jo) Minogue John T. (Jack) Minogue Philip R. Joelson Bonnie Kangesneami Renewals… March 25, through Jo Minogue Daryl Ellis-Joelson Doev Joelson October 13, 2009 Cheryll Jean O’Brien March 25, through Owens-Illinois, IT Department Harlan Joelson October 8, 2009 Richard Block Susan Kurdy Jenifer Espuet Nicole A. Wright Helen Springer Constance Cameron, China and McClellan Family Kathie Jaskolski Jolie Diane and Dave McClellan Bill Brenneman Jr. Cindy Wernecke Gary L. and Ilene D. Damrauer, Janice K. Brenneman Max Steve and Joyce Shawaker Helen Springer William and Sheila Earp, Punkie Dr. and Mrs. Milo Danzeisen Bill Brenneman Sr. Kathie S. Jaskolski Richard and Ruth Flaskamp, Cindy Wernecke Janice K. Brenneman Wrigley and Tasia Barbara Weber Robert D. Frey, Charlie Patricia Gast Brad Brenneman Dr. Allen Vasko Jan Gibson, Dandy Esther J. Neff Janice K. Brenneman Richard J. and Sandra J. Glasson, Rib, Tootie and Tucker Pam Cairns Joseph A. and Maricarol Craig Cairns Hrabovsky, Kirby and Lola Arthur and Corinne Ingmire, Jacob Childers Gunner and Peanut David E. and Pamela A. Atkinson, Blake and Deborah Laviolette, Emily and Owen Emmitt Jennifer and Zac Atkinson Philip and Martha Myers, Early Mary Ann Jones Gregory and Colleen Peters, Gunner Gertrude Fetters Constance R. Poole, Lainey Gayle Treon Edie Scott, Rascal Dr. and Mrs. John Spiess, Larry Fosnaught Shadow and Beth Jane Murrell Stuart W. Stearns, Copper and Reynolds Corners Station Sammy Post Office Lynda Lee Stern, Farley Sue Keith and Sandy Sharpless Mr. Sanford Taylor Jr., Annie Douglas and Sandra Spencer Robert and Debra Whiting Molly, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wojcikowski Mandy and Toto Constance J. Winslow, Maggie 26
  • Barbara J. Oberdorf Trinity Episcopal Church Clifford and Doris Ovall David and Lore Warnke William and Jane Pasztor Leonard J. and Beradine M. Dennis and Lisa Pavley Wasserman Pearson Collection Box Kelly and Tim Whitmore Robert Pigott Jeannine Wilbarger Flora Poad David, Carolyn and Kate Yenrick Gregory and Julie Powell Wanda Rice Kevin Ruedy Scott and Julie Savage Connections Russ and Denise Schifferly Donna Schmidlin Breakfast William C. and Bette T. June 3, through Schmidlin October 26, 2009 Varlene A. Schweizer Irene E. Seeger Brooks Insurance Agency Chris and Willard Shaneck Ryan and Michelle Hacker Robert A. and Kathleen A. Wood County Ohio Horseman's Shelley Council M. Ruby and James L. Stanley Bill and Barbara Oliver Gary Teachout Gary P. Thieman Floyd Tefft Carla Westbrook Ernest and JoAnne Toth Cathy Brown Annual Fund Margaret Brown Thomas S. and Vicki A. "Year of the Trail" Burnworth Fritz and Katie Byers March 25, through Michelle Carr October 9, 2009 Laura Ellen Curry Wilbur and Pauline Davis James and Nancy Bouldin Douglas Dean Bonita Buckley Velma DeGood Archie D. and Cheryl L. Call Susan Dewey Elaine Colprit Tom and Kathy Doktor Roger B. and Marilyn P. Dean Charles and Lera Doneghy Mark and Kathleen East Douthit Communications, Inc. Linda S. Garrison Anna Durst Teresa Hagedorn, Rocky, Manny, East Toledo Historical Society and Prissy Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Sandra Laas Funeral Home Allan J. and Suzanne R. Libbe Dawn Fischer Marcia Miller, Gracie, Christie Kenneth L. and Sally P. Fouty and Candy Patrick Gallagher William and Marilyn Mitchell Samuel E. and Sheila A. Gamble Peter R. Orser Robert K. and Cynthia A. Jon F. and Helen M. Patton Gatewood Donald R. and Barbara A. Rettig Leon A. Ghesquiere Mrs. Mae Jo Ritchie Patrick J. and Joy K. Gladieux Greg and Allison Row Michele Gross Ruth E. Searles Robert Holland Ms. E. J. Travis Theodore G. Jenkins Frederick C. and Beverly J. Johlin For Pearson... Beverly Kadas Gerard J. Klug Leonard S. Krauss March 25, through Dale and Maryann Krygielski October 8, 2009 Dorothy Leonhardt Sandra Mauter Amy Barshel Jack and Maryann McQueary Connie Berezowski Thomas R. and Sylvia Menden Eric Bergman Metroparks/Pearson Mary and Terry Breymaier Stephen and Irene Nagy 27
  • Holidays in the Manor House Sunday, December 6 – Sunday, December 13 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark 5100 West Central Avenue This year, over 30 decorated areas of the Manor House will sparkle with holiday cheer thanks to the efforts of hundreds of talented volunteer decorators. Free. Visit the Holiday Cafe & Craft Show at Metroparks Hall. Heralding the Holidays Members Preview Metroparks members get a G et a jump on your holiday shopping with a unique selection of arts and crafts, all sneak peek at Holidays in hand made by local artists. Live entertainment, children's the Manor House exhibits. activities and a visit from Friday, December 4 Santa offers fun for the whole family. 2 to 7 pm Toledo Botanical Garden Wildwood Preserve Friday December 4, 5 – 9 pm Manor House Saturday December 5, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday December 6, Noon – 5 pm Free Free 28
  • PA METRO RKS Consider the Metroparks for Your Special Occasion Make A Difference ad--Tamie © Considering Lilies Photography Make a difference... become a volunteer! • Outdoor wedding ceremony sites • Many facilities to choose from for wedding ceremonies, receptions, showers and rehearsal dinners Help preserve and protect the natural heritage of northwest Ohio – a rewarding way to contribute • Choose your own caterer to the community. What you’ll get in return is a greater understanding of the area’s nature, history • Now available– Weddings in the stately and culture. The view is pretty good, too! Wildwood Manor House Administrative Opportunities | Volunteer Trail Patrol Manor House | History | Nature Programming Special Events | Stewardship & Beautification 419.407.9700 Learn more about how to get involved – call 419-407-9703. MetroparksToledo.com 29
  • Memories Are Made At Metroparks Summer Nature Camp (Ages 7 to 12) N ature Camp is a week of nature discovery and exploration for kids that includes fun and educational activities, games and living history. Each day has a different focus. It’s a great educational experience for children who enjoy nature, history and the outdoors. Home base is Wildwood Preserve, with two days of field trips to enjoy fishing, boating, wildlife watching, historical tours and fun nature activities. Exciting trips are planned for other Metroparks and local destinations. Transportation will be provided. Nature Camp will be held rain or shine with plenty of rainy day options. Participants must be 7 to 12 years old during the session. If campers are interested in attending a second week of camp, you must call 419-407-9701 for waiting list information. Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall All sessions Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $95 | Reservations begin February 1st Session 1: June 28 – July 2 Session 2: July 12 – July 16 Session 3: July 19 – July 23 Session 4: August 2 – 6 Session 5: August 9 – 13 Session 6: August 16 – 20 Wee Workshop Preschool Summer Camp (Ages 3 to 4) Accompany your preschooler for all the fun of our monthly Wee Workshop program in a fun summer day’s camp atmosphere. Explore favorite Ohio animals through songs, puppets and games. Enjoy multi-sensory, hands-on Metroparks Explorers (Ages 5 to 6) activities, craft and outdoor exploration. Butterflies, raccoons and birds oh my! Spend an exciting week Register child only. discovering what wild things live nearby. Explorers will search out Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall animal homes, tracks and scat and use their listening skills to search Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 18, for birds, toads and insects. A week of hands-on activities, songs 10 to 11:30 a.m. and outdoor fun awaits. $45 | Reservations begin February 1st Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30, 9 to 4 p.m. $95 | Reservations begin February 1st Teen Adventure Camp (Ages 12 to 16) Challenge yourself through exciting outdoor adventures, make a difference by restoring endangered habitats and meet great new friends. Teens will encounter the out of doors through habitat exploration, nature photography, wilderness 30 survival, and canoeing. Fun will also abound with water games, hands-on activities and take home projects. Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 9 to 4 p.m. 29 $125 | Reservations begin February 1st
  • Nature Shots Stunning SceneryScenery captured by local photographers Stunning Captured by Local Photographers Frittalary butterflies Photo by Larry Shuman Photos selected by the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark. Visit the center Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 pm. 31
  • Metroparks of the Toledo Area PRST STD 5100 West Central Avenue US POSTAGE PAID Toledo, OH 43615-2106 Toledo, Ohio Permit No. 1 d Member Prou TM METROPARKS T O L E D O A R E A Your Clean, Safe, Natural Places To Be Members Make a Difference Become a member. Join Today! By becoming a member, you place yourself in the fields Call 419-407-9700. and forests protecting wildlife; help restore natural areas; assist naturalists in classrooms and workshops to educate children and teachers. Memberships make great holiday gifts. Metroparks members receive two issues per year of Metroparks Magazine and four issues of the Program Guide mailed to their home, plus discounts on facility and program reservation fees and invitations to special members-only events.