Discovering Montrio Pond’s native plants and fish

Yazan: Staff | 22 July 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Our Planet, STEPS

Todd Crail, naturalist from the University of Toledo, came back to help us explore plants and fish inside the Pond fence.  We did that on July 18.  He is very impressed with the number and variety of native plants that we have.  He says this is probably because the banks have never been disturbed by [...]

Come help us plant!

Yazan: Staff | 05 May 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Our Planet, STEPS

Saturday May 16 we will be planting native plants to filter storm water before it runs into Montrio Pond.  This will improve the quality of the water and the health of the wildlife.  This will be fun!  We’ll be outdoors with other kids and parents. Kids who work earn $1-2/hr, high school kids earn $5/hr, [...]

Grants for Plants and Flowers

Yazan: Staff | 10 February 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Our Planet, STEPS

The Wildflower Association of Michigan is so happy with what we are doing at Montrio Pond that they have given us a $500 Hal and Jean Glassen award to buy more native flowers and bushes to plant next summer!  The national Wild Ones Association felt the same way, and has awarded STEPS a Seeds for [...]

This Sunday–pond planting day

Yazan: staff99 | 07 September 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Our Planet

  Come help us plant water garden plants and butterfly garden plants an Sunday June first at 2:00 PM. We’ll also start clearing the brush at the other end of the pond. Our goal is to make a path that is easy to walk around. And of course, we always pick up trash. Everyone is [...]


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