Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition
The Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition (SEEC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose primary mission is environmental education and wetland restoration. SEEC helps organize and finance teacher workshops, environmental training, and volunteer activities that help the environment. SEEC conducts Hands-on Wetland Restoration Workshops and implements wetland restoration and construction projects across North America. SEEC received Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in 2001.
Since 2001 SEEC has worked with the USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Kentucky Division of Water, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Eastern Kentucky University, Fauna del Noroeste A.C., the Steele-Reese Foundation, University of Georgia, Western Kentucky University, The Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy, PARC, and numerous landowners and schools to complete wetland restoration projects in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Mexico. SEEC works in close partnership with Wetland Restoration and Training LLC.
SEEC has accepted over $1,000,000 in Federal Funding for this program, restoring hundreds of wetlands at schools, in fields, forests, and on mined lands. These projects involved hundreds of volunteers, and are structured to demonstrate how the environment can be improved by wetland restoration. The contributions these projects have made to public and the environment has been recognized at local, Regional, and National levels.
Restoring Wetlands In Kentucky
SEEC entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for restoring wetlands at schools and on private lands in Kentucky. SEEC is approved for payments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ASAP Program.
Coronado National Forest (Arizona)
SEEC entered into a Challenge Cost Share Agreement with the USDA Forest Service Coronado National Forest in Arizona for building wetlands to provide habitat for federally listed species, and that are also used for wildland fire suppression.
Tahoe National Forest (California)
SEEC entered into a Participating Agreement and a Challenge Cost Share Agreement with the USDA Forest Service Tahoe National Forest in California for building wetlands to provide habitat for the federally listed California Red-legged frog.
Plumas National Forest (California)
SEEC entered into a Participating Agreement with the USDA Forest Service Plumas National Forest in California for designing and implementing Aquatic Organism Passage projects for federally listed species.
No Administrative Fees
SEEC does not charge fees for its services, nor does it charge an administrative fee for the grants it manages.
Daniel Boone was given the name Sheltowee (meaning “Big Turtle”) when he was adopted as the son of the great warrior Chief Blackfish of the Shawnee tribe.