The Toledo Metroparks Board has just approved the purchase of three new properties to the Oak Openings corridor. The goal is to improve connectivity for the people and the parks as well as for the environment.
The Swan Creek Metropark is a hidden gem within the bustling streets of Toledo. It’s opening was essential to protecting the natural beauty of the land, but it also pivoted the entire trajectory of Metroparks Toledo.
A 2014 study found that half a billion birds die each year across the U.S. due to collisions with buildings, and light pollution at night is a big part of that problem, especially with tall buildings like these.
What does it take to run the Metroparks? There are groundskeepers, park rangers, and so many more people who work behind the scenes. Metroparks Toledo is teaching students about all those jobs and paying them in the process.