|Perrysburg resident Hal Mann heads area Wild Ones chapter|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:28|
Perrysburg resident Hal Mann was recently elected president of the Wild Ones Oak Openings Region chapter.
Jan Hunter, Bowling Green, owner of Naturally Native Nursery, was elected vice president. Chris Boggs of Sylvania, and Ann Krause of Toledo, continue to serve as secretary, and treasurer respectively.
Wild Ones is a national not-for-profit organization with local chapters that teach about the many benefits of growing native wildflowers and other native plants in the home landscape and natural areas.
The Oak Openings Region chapter serves all of Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Wild Ones meets the second Tuesday of the month. Throughout the year the group conducts numerous field trips, garden tours, and stewardship activities. All of these events are free and open to the public.
All are invited to the Jan. 14 meeting program "Yard Makeovers for Pollinators" presented by Bee Keeper / Master Gardener, Karen Wood, of Wood County.
The chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Nederhouser Community Hall, with the he Olander Park System, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
The Oak Openings chapter has national leadership roles in the nationwide "Wild for Monarchs" conservation program to protect the Monarch butterfly.
The chapter also partners with other area conservation organizations: the Olander Park System, Toledo Botanical Garden, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, the 577 Foundation, at Perrysburg, the Nature Conservancy, Wood County Park District, Wood County Master Gardeners, Green Ribbon Initiative, Department of Natural Area and Preserves, Bowling Green City Parks and Recreation and Naturally Native Nursery.
The group publishes a monthly electronic newsletter for their members. A complimentary three-issue subscription is available to those interested.
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