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The Ticker, February 1, 2019
Change in light fixtures could reduce energy usage by over 15,000 kilowatt hours a year.
Harbor Light, February 13, 2019
This work focuses on building new and stronger relationships and partnerships, supporting greater community understanding and increased engagement with clean energy efforts.
Traverse City Record Eagle, May 2, 2019
The SEEDS After School program at Rapid City Elementary hosted a sturgeon in partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians.
The Antrim Review, May 16, 2019
Some classrooms get hamsters. Some classrooms get turtles. The classrooms at Rapid City Elementary got a sturgeon.
9 and 10 News, May 30, 2019
SEEDS is another nonprofit that uses a piece of the land to practice farming, energy education and more.
Traverse City Record Eagle, June 17, 2019
Program benefits Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital patients and staff.
The Benzie County Record Patriot, June 25, 2019
High School Youth Conservation Corpsmembers help build planter boxes for patients.
9&10 News, June 26, 2019
More than 100 students learned through play at Historic Barns Park. Video
Traverse City Record Eagle, June 28, 2019
Teams competed in a water relay race used to demonstrate energy transfer during the SEEDS After School Field Day at the Historic Barns Park in Traverse City.
The Benzie County Record Patriot, July 1, 2019
Local nonprofit SEEDS received 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants to renew current sites and add more for Fall 2019.
Cadillac News, July 10, 2019
Quality After School and Summer Programming expanded to Marion Elementary.
Families First Magazine, August/September Issue, 2019
SEEDS After School and the SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps programs are blooming in Benzie County.
University of Michigan, January 2, 2018
Awards for collaborative sustainability research announced.
Traverse Bay Family Lifestyles, Spring 2018
SEEDS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to implement local solutions to global issues at the intersection of ecology, education, and design.
Manistee News, March 2018
Brethren SEEDS After School students have fun with math at family math night.
The Kalkaska Review, March 1, 2018
Rapid City Elementary SEEDS After School students learn how to tie fish flies with the Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
NBC 25 News, May 9, 2018
SEEDS partners with the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy to clear vacant lots in Saginaw and replace with pollinators. Find the news clip here.
The Kalkaska Review, May 17, 2018
Local nonprofits SEEDS and its supporters came together last month as Team EcoSEEDS to participate in the international Drawdown EcoChallenge, taking actions on solutions to climate change. The team placed 30th out of 750 teams worldwide.
DNR/DEQ Retiree Association Newsletter, July 2018
SEEDS has been investing in youth, the environment, and the Northern Michigan region for almost twenty years!
Traverse City Record Eagle, July 3, 2018
“It’s a good job — not stuck behind a desk because that’s boring,” said crew member Chris Stevens. “I get to work in the environment, beautify the environment, give back to it as much as we can because we aren’t here forever. The trees will be here long after we’re gone.”
The Benzie County Record Patriot, July 27, 2018
The SEEDS After School program is coming to Benzie Academy and Fife Lake Elementary this fall. The program is funded by a Michigan Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.
9&10 News, August 17, 2018
"The SEEDS program feeds kids dinner. The school believes the nutritious meals do more than fill bellies – but really fuel the minds of their students. 'We need to make sure all our kids are taken care of their baselines, emotionally, physically and if we can do all of that then were able to educate them,' said Forest Area Principal Lisa Magee." Find the link to the news report here.
Traverse City Record Eagle, August 19, 2018
"There are people that start their shopping by swiping their Bridge Cards at the Seeds House every Wednesday and Saturday at the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market."
3 Lakes Association Newsletter, Fall 2018
"Rapid City SEEDS After School was granted, from SEOP, three water testing dip nets for testing at the Rapid River."
The Kalkaska Review, November 15, 2018
"I got into the SEEDS programs because most of my life I was an inside kind of kid and being outside is a new experience for me."
The Corps Network, January 2017
Leticia Rocha of SEEDS named Corpsmember of the Year
MI News 26, January 16, 2017
Person of the Week: Leticia Rocha
Up North Live, February 27, 2017
Possible 2018 federal budget includes cuts to AmeriCorps.
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, March 29, 2017
SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps builds viewing deck at Green Point Dunes.
Fremont Area Community Foundation, April 11, 2017
SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps crew constructs trail and supports recovery of an endangered butterfly species.
Traverse City Record Eagle, September 2, 2017
Team seeks to measure TC's renewable energy use, consults with Ann Arbor officials on their eco-friendly efforts.
Traverse City Record Eagle, October 17, 2017
Commissioners question particulars of baseline, seeking help to meet goal.
WNEM, October 26, 2017
New group in Saginaw focuses on preserving local wildlife and teaching valuable trade skills.