Thank You MUCC

Farewell! As MUCC’s AmeriCorps member, I am completing my term this week. I worked closely with the On the Ground program but also assisted with outreach events and education. It has been an amazing experience full of wonderful opportunities and people. The OTG program hosted many volunteer events during my term. Each event was a…

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Join OTG at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

The last OTG volunteer event of 2022 is on Saturday, October 29. If you enjoy improving the habitat for multiple native species, consider joining MUCC at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Imperiled species, such as the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and the eastern box turtle, rely on the habitat provided by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Unfortunately,…

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Reptiles of Peirce Cedar Creek Institute

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is an amazing nature center focused on public education and environmental protection. On the 850 acres are native reptiles such as the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and the eastern box turtle. Learn more about these species below. The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake The eastern massasauga rattlesnake is Michigan’s only venomous snake. It occurs…

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The Value of Mast-Producing Trees

The OTG program is no stranger to planting trees. If you have joined us for one of our tree planting projects, you may have heard the term “mast-producing trees”. Mast-producing trees are favored for some projects, bringing up the questions: What are masting trees, and what are the benefits? What is Mast-Producing Vegetation Mast-producing plants…

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October Volunteer Events

Countless amazing volunteers have joined the OTG program to improve habitat across Michigan allowing the On the Ground Program to celebrate many successful events of the fiscal year. With the help of over 500 volunteers, 22 projects affecting recreation, habitat availability, and wildlife health improved Michigan’s outdoor areas.  Even though the fiscal year is complete,…

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Volunteers of the Gratiot-Saginaw Bridge Repair Event

Thanks to the wonderful volunteers at the September 17th Gratiot-Saginaw OTG event, the access bridge on the property is fixed. On Saturday morning, four volunteers took on the challenge of rebuilding the outdated access bridge. Armed with crowbars and power tools the crew removed and replaced the old wood planks. In total, the project lasted…

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Gratiot-Saginaw Bridge Repair

With multiple hunting seasons coming soon, having a functioning bridge at the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area is necessary. If you have not visited, the Gratiot-Saginaw SGA consists of 16,966 acres located in Marion Township. Previously covered in farmland, the area now supplies habitat to wildlife species. On the allotment, 700 acres are dedicated to waterfowl.…

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Save The Date

Volunteers are the backbone of MUCC’s OTG program. Without people willing to give their time to statewide conservation initiatives the program wouldn’t exist. We cannot thank everyone enough for their dedication to wildlife, MUCC, and the OTG program. Fall is coming soon; the changing leaves are coupled with more OTG events. Keep reading to learn…

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Volunteer with MUCC

The On the Ground program would not exist without dedicated volunteers. From trash removal to tree planting so much is accomplished with the help of these wonderful people. If you haven’t attended an event, consider joining OTG in the future. As a team, we strive to improve Michigan for both the wildlife and the people.…

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Sportsmen for Youth

MUCC will have a booth at the Sportsmen for Youth event in Muskegon. Have you ever wanted to learn more about outdoor sports? This is the perfect event to do so. Bring your family and enjoy the collective efforts of many sportsmen organizations. The day will comprise of multiple educational booths and activities to promote…

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