The month of March has finally come to an end, and now we Michiganders are faced with what looks to be a long April ahead as the global coronavirus pandemic continues. With this in mind, many folks are looking for ways to connect with nature responsibly.  Several conservation organizations are producing excellent resources for folks…

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With schools out for the foreseeable future, many Michigan families are working remotely while all of their kids are home from school. While this pandemic must be taken seriously, this does provide a good opportunity for families to spend some quality time together and do some fun outdoor activities.  Earlier this month, I attended an…

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Since the beginning of February, I have been serving as the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member at Michigan United Conservation Clubs(MUCC). Last week was Michigan’s AmeriCorps week and since the beginning of my service term, I have encountered quite a few questions and I thought it was an appropriate time to answer the most common of…

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“It’s for the kids!” This was the overarching theme of the Project FISH workshop that I attended last week with MUCC On the Water(OTW) coordinator Emma Nehan.  The workshop was part of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, and was attended by roughly 30 teachers, outdoor educators and passionate conservationists from all…

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Don’t worry I still have seven weeks left of my service term, but the Huron Pines AmeriCorps member celebration was last Friday up in the Upper Manistee Headwaters Preserve.  All 20+ members and their supervisors were in attendance for the celebration.  The purpose of this event was to recognize our service in helping conserve Michigan’s…

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My service term is almost up with Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) and its time to start recruiting for another member to experience what this program can offer them. If you want to be involved in the conservation career field but don’t know where to start, try looking into this opportunity. Here are a few highlights…

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Only 38 days left of my service term with Huron Pines AmeriCorps as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist. MUCC never fails to keep me involved, as I have been to six events over the last 14 days. I was as far north as Gratiot/Saginaw county to the Ohio border at Lake Hudson. Here is a recap of…

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At MUCC, we combine education, advocacy and on-the-ground work to conserve and protect our natural resources. Speaking to all who read this blog, our rich natural resources are under a constant threat from invasive species. As stewards of our land, it is our job to become educated about these invasive species and take appropriate action…

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In my previous blog, Hunting & Trapping Seasons are Upon Us, I talked about the upcoming hunting and trapping seasons and any regulations that you should be aware of.  This blog aims to get you mentally and physically ready for hunting season. Nothing breeds confidence like practice does. How many arrows you release and how…

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