MUCC’s On the Water program’s 2021 field season is underway. This past Saturday, MUCC partnered with National Wildlife Federation’s Artemis program to remove trash from two identified Adopt-A-Forest sites within the Brighton Recreation Area.   The Adopt-A-Forest program’s mission is “to enhance the enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness…

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This week March 7th-March 13th, is National AmeriCorps Week!  I began my service with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) program in February of 2020. I applied for my first service term because I wanted to learn more about environmental issues here in Michigan and participate in hands-on work that benefits the forests, grasslands, waterways, and…

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Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) is excited to announce two upcoming field events in the month of April for the On The Water(OTW) program. For those unfamiliar, OTW is MUCC”s watershed improvement program. It has been around since 2019, and has hosted 20 trash clean-ups and invasive species pulls across the state. Both volunteer events…

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One of my favorite parts of my AmeriCorps service is being out in the field, working with volunteers, and improving wildlife habitat. But during the winter months, when the field events are fewer and farther between, a great way to spend some time is to take a step back and look for opportunities to expand…

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Last night was the first night of the 2021 Virtual Quiet Adventure Symposium. This was an event that I would always be in attendance at the MSU Pavilion for the fantastic collection of booths and speakers that come together for this event throughout my time as a student at Michigan State University. For safety purposes,…

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Serving with Michigan United Conservation Clubs as the Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, my favorite responsibility is working with the volunteers that come out to help with MUCC’s Field programs. This past Sunday, I was able to get outside and volunteer with the Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) at…

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On Friday, January 22nd, I attended a fascinating installment of the NotMISpecies Webinar series. This series is being put on by the Michigan Invasive Species Program, an effort coordinated between the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Department of Natural Resources(MDNR) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(MDARD). The most recent webinar…

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Last Monday, I began my second term of AmeriCorps service with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program and Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Throughout my first term with the program, I assisted MUCC’s field staff with the planning and operation of the On the Ground(OTG) and On the Water(OTW) field events. I am genuinely excited to be…

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 Today is the final day of my first term of service with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program. Even though so much has occurred since I began my service, it is still hard to believe that ten months have passed since my first day. Back in February, like all other…

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This past Saturday, the MUCC 2020 field season wrapped up with an On the Ground native tree planting near Kalkaska. It was a crisp fall day, and I am thankful that it was dry because it was a very good day to be outside planting trees. This particular project was funded in part by a…

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