Positive movements have been happening for MUCC’s On the Water program(OTW) sponsored and funded by a Planet Award through the Consumer’s Energy Foundation. We have three events coming up in the next two months that we would love to see you at! Watersheds directly affect you and your community whether it is the water you drink or the lake you swim in. Come on out and do your part in keeping your local watershed clean and pristine.
-Munuscong River European Frogtbit Pull August 24th at 9 am register here
We will be partnering with Three Shores CISMA to help eradicate the invasive species European Frogbit. European Frogbit was unintentionally released in Lake Superior in the 1970s and has spread to Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and the Saint Lawerence Seaway. It grows in thick patches that make it hard for birds and fish to move through along with blocking light to native aquatic plants. This is also a nuisance for boats moving through the area.
–Lake Lansing Beach Clean-Up September 7th at 9 am register here
We are partnering with the Lake Lansing Unit of Ingham County Parks to help clean up the beach after Labor Day Festivities. Everyone loves to spend a day on the water come Labor Day weekend, but what about all of the trash that is left behind? According to local staff, it takes about a day to clean all of the trash that is left behind. Come out and pick up some trash to help your favorite beach spot look as pristine as ever.
-Fall Stewardship Day Event at Shiawassee River at 9 am register here
Join MI Birds, MI DNR, and Michigan United Conservation Clubs On the Water Program this International Clean-up day to help remove trash from this watershed and Important Bird Area. This year’s World Migratory Bird Day theme was to ‘be the solution to plastics pollution’ and we need your help to keep our marsh birds, water birds, and waterfowl safe!
We are looking to make connections in your community please contact Emma Nehan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to coordinate a volunteer event soon! For more information and to register, please visit mucc.org/on-the-water