|Busy schedule at Wood County parks|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:29|
Birds, campfires and river creatures will be among the topics of upcoming programming from the Wood County Park District, beginning Thursday.
On Thursday and again June 20 and 27, at 6:30 p.m., Native Nursery Nights will be held at the J. C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, Northwood. Volunteers may be asked to plant, water, weed or collect seed. Attendees should dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if available.
A Life Aquatic: Creatures of the River program will be held June 15 at 10 a.m. at William Henry Harrison Park, Pemberville. Attendees will wade into the Portage River in search of fish and aquatic insects. Attendees are advised to bring shoes that are suitable for walking in the river, and a change of clothes in case they get wet.
A Woody Plant Removal will be held June 18 at 6 p.m. at the Bradner Preserve. Volunteers will help park staff improve wildlife habitat by removing unwanted woody plants. Attendees should dress to work outdoors and bring gloves if available. No experience is necessary.
A Fire By the River will take place June 21 at 6 p.m. at Otsego Park, Grand Rapids. Attendees will make corn fritters and other campfire snacks as they sit by a fire along the Maumee River. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs.
Stream Quality Monitoring will be held June 29 at 1 p.m. at the Buttonwood/Betty C. Black Recreation Area, Perrysburg.
Attendees will help monitor the water quality of the Maumee River. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will go in the river, and should dress appropriately and have proper footwear.
To register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.
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