The Stewardship Department oversees the land management of the natural areas of the
Wood county Park District. Land management includes things like removing invasive species,
prescribed burns and planting native plants.
The Native Plant Nursery and Greenhouse at the J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve.
The Native Plant Program at the Wood County Park District encompasses every aspect of
growing native plants from collecting seed to planting the plants in our parks and preserves.
In 2008, the Friends of the Wood County Park District donated a greenhouse enabling the
Park District to propagate native plant species on site for the first time. The native seed
nursery is also located at the Reuthinger Preserve where beds of native plants are maintained
for the purpose of collecting seeds. This minimizes the impact of collecting seeds from
natural areas in the county. Volunteers are an essential part of the Native Plant Program.
Volunteers help collect seed as well as transplant seedligns in the greenhouse. Click here to
For more information about the Stewardship Department, please contact Bryan Bockbrader at
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