Kitty Todd Nature Preserve/Oak Openings Region
Native Garden Maintenance and Upkeep - The Kitty Todd Preserve has an excellent demonstration garden located at the Office that shows visitors what kinds of natural communities the preserve supports on the landscape. We need help to keep this looking good during the growing season. If you have a green thumb and a desire to help please contact us.
Carpenter/General Handy Person - If you enjoy hands on construction, vehicle repair, or carpentry projects we can use your talents. The Kitty Todd preserve has several structures to maintain throughout the year and we can use people of all technical backgrounds to help keep things running smoothly.
Prescribed Fire Volunteers - As part of an integrated land management philosophy, the Kitty Todd Preserve (as well as the rest of the Oak Openings Region) utilizes prescribed fire in order to reach our goals. We need volunteers to accomplish this mission. TNC in NW Ohio annually offers the required trainings that allows people to participate in prescribed fire. While we cannot be burning all times of the year our typical timeframes are mid-March - early May and mid-September - early November.
Native Prairie Seed Collectors - Collecting seeds is a fun way to have a huge impact on the local natural areas that are being restored. In severely degraded natural areas it is necessary to restart the natural ecological communities that once existed there. Seed collection happens throughout the year, so call the preserve and ask how you and/or a group of your friends can help out!
Biological Monitors - Knowing how the natural communities are responding to our work is important to the success of our projects. There are various monitoring projects going on throughout the growing season (May-October) around the preserve and Oak Openings Region. Come out and look for the things you love to see any ways! Current opportunities include butterfly, reptile/amphibian, vegetation monitoring but could include a wide variety of other interests as well.
Land Management Volunteers - During the growing seasons TNC can use your help to fight off invasive species that are highly detrimental to the success of our natural communities. Using various methods we will prevent many of these invasive species from taking over the spectacular natural areas that make up the Oak Openings.