Working Together


Promoting Environmental Education and Job Training for Detroit Teens

Urban Connections has a long-standing partnership with The Greening of Detroit’s Green Corps. It's an employment opportunity program where high school students learn environmental stewardship, planting, tree maintenance, urban gardening, and practical information about green careers.

A Different Kind of Summer Job: Youth Conservation Corps on the Hiawatha

Deep in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, Clear Lake is surrounded by white birch trees and red pine, black-eyed Susan and milkweed growing in patches of sun, and the remarkably clear lake for which the center is named.

Minnesota Arbor Month

“Get Your Daily Dose of Trees for a Healthy You and Me” is the theme for Minnesota’s 2016 Arbor Month. The Chippewa and Superior National Forests in Minnesota are proud Arbor Month partners, planting approximately 2.5 million trees every year. Their work is essential to maintaining forest health and yours.

USDA Under Secretary Bonnie visits Urban Ecology Center

USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie recently visited Milwaukee and stopped by the Urban Ecology Center.*