Metroparks receives income from a 0.3 mill, 10 year property tax approved in 2002 with the support of nearly two-thirds of Lucas County voters for the exclusive purpose of purchasing additional property. Since then, the park district has added more than 3,500 acres of natural areas for future parkland and connecting corridors. Today, the park district preserves just over 11,000 acres.
A connecting corridor between Secor and Oak Openings Preserve Metroparks, funded by a 0.3 mill levy for land acquisition approved by Lucas County voters in November 2002, will preserve some of the best quality natural areas remaining in the rare Oak Openings Region.
The map shows the area of interest for the corridor, where already 869 acres of land have been acquired.