Seed cleaning with Wood County Park District

Volunteer with the Wood County Park District and help the native plant program. When seeds are collected from native plants it is often necessary to clean or remove other plant materials that were harvested with them.

Seed cleaning is an indoor, sit-down activity that encourages socialization among volunteers and staff members. No experience is necessary. All materials and instruction are provided.

Seed Cleaning Marathon & Employee Chili Cook-off will be held atJ.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, on Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Arrive and leave as time allows. Try the chilis made by park district employees and vote for a favorite.

Register at wcparks.org/volunteer.

Native plants are plant species originally from our area that wildlife have adapted to utilizing for habitat. These coexist well with other plants, filter runoff, improve soil health, provide wildlife habitat, create both drought and flood-resistant areas and sequester carbon from the atmosphere.

For more information visit wcparks.org, or call 419-353-1897.