This summer of 2012 we hope to begin serious rehabilitation of Montrio Pond’s banks. The banks have been collapsing because of development around the Pond. Sign up for our newsletters to have the work dates delivered to your home, along with other STEPS for Kids news. This is a BIG project!
EMU Volunteer and Internship Fair 22 September 2011 STEPS for Kids found dedicated and bright volunteers at this event, and some of them are still with us. Visit our Volunteer Page to read about the jobs you might enjoy.
Please join us for our Soil Testing Party, Sunday, June 19th at 2pm. Urban farmer and soil guru, JP Swanson will visit Montrio Pond and tell us all about the areas rocks, dirt and clay. Bring your Dad on his special day to celebrate and learn about the minerals that help plants grow. This is [...]
Recently Dr. Susan Haddock, DDS, donated nine boxes of toothpaste especially made for the needs of growing children. If you (your child) or children you know need toothpaste, contact Diane@stepsforkids.org . If you have trouble paying for your child’s dental care, contact Washtenaw Children’s Dental Clinic. If you have trouble paying for adult dental care, [...]
Spring Planting Day has moved to Fall. Due to the cold and rainy weather we could not properly prepare the grounds for planting. Please check back later for an announcement of the new date this Fall.
Steps for Kids earned just under $500 dollars recycling cell phones in 2009, and just under $700 in 2010. That’s good, but we can do much better than that! If you have time to volunteer, or if you are a student who needs community service hours, help us with our cell phone recycling program. What’s [...]
STEPS has earned $480 by recycling cell phones with GRC Wireless Recycling. With these funds we were able to purchase native flowers for inside and outside of the pond. The City Drain Authority told us to plant native plants on the banks of Montrio pond to purify the run-off from our parking lots and roofs [...]
Here is evidence that our pond restoration is working. From early spring swans, ducks, a heron, and geese rested or nested in Montrio pond. Two couple of swans stayed for a week, a heron fished, ducks raised a family of six, and these were only the big birds we saw. More and more of the [...]
In July and August Pinelake kids worked with Deborah Van Horn in the restoration area for a lot of fun, sun, fresh air, and a little bit of money. Kudos to Davon, James and his brother, JT and his sister, Will, Tiffany, DJ, Davian and to the junior supervisors Asia and Ayona for planting, weeding, [...]
We have a name sign to put on the fence of Montrio Pond. We also have earned a National Wildlife Federation sign showing that Montrio Pond is a certified wildlife habitat! Come play with us as we put these signs on the fence, and as we place our new picnic table near the restoration area’s [...]