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Protecting Northwest Ohio's Unique Wetlands

Posted on 2/8/2016 by State Nature Preserves

In northwest Ohio, donations help preserve one of the rarest and most significant natural areas in the Midwest—the Oak Openings Region, which is a 130-square-mile region featuring a landscape of wet prairies, oak savannas and sand barrens that developed on sand and clay deposited by glacial Lake Warren, the ancient predecessor of present day Lake Erie.

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Protecting Southwest Ohio’s Beautiful Prairies

Posted on 2/8/2016 by State Nature Preserves

Prairies conjure up visions of vast grasslands stretching across the horizon, yet in southwest Ohio, there are pockets of rare, prairie openings among the woodlands. These unique prairies are home to some of Ohio’s most rare species and are among the “crown jewels” of Ohio’s habitats according to nature lovers, wildflower enthusiasts as well as bird and butterfly watchers.

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Protecting Northeast Ohio’s Unique Wetlands

Posted on 2/1/2016 by State Nature Preserves

In northeast Ohio, donations help preserve Ohio’s remaining bogs and fens, which are rare and unique wetlands. The Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, located outside of Kent in Portage County, is an excellent example of how tax refund donations can benefit Ohio’s natural areas.

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