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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On October 8, I woke up at 5:00 AM; the second my alarm went off, I was up like a child on Christmas morning. On this day, which to others might have been nothing but an ordinary Thursday, I was going on a stream monitoring adventure.     As I got in my car and began…

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  On Saturday, October 3rd, 22 volunteers came together at Bennett Park for the 17th Annual Charlotte Conservation Day! Just as in previous years devoted conservationists from Charlotte and the surrounding community came out for the event, which was put on by the Eaton Conservation District, the City of Charlotte, and MUCC On The Water…

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I have been serving with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) since February 3rd of this year, and it has been a wonderful experience. I have gotten to explore many parts of Michigan that I had never seen before. From the Shiawassee River State Game Area to Sault Ste. Marie, I have gotten to be in…

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On Saturday, October 3rd, the On The Water(OTW) program is partnering with the City of Charlotte and the Eaton Conservation District for the 17th annual Charlotte Conservation Day! This year’s event will be a great opportunity for folks to get outside to volunteer and learn about a variety of conservation issues in the City of…

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MUCC’s On the Water (OTW) hosted a successful cleanup of the Red Cedar River this past Saturday at McCormick Park in Williamston. OTW partnered with the Ingham Conservation District, Friends of the Red Cedar and River Town Adventures to bring a total of 27 volunteers out to remove trash from the river. The volunteers split…

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On Saturday, August 29th, MUCC’s On the Water(OTW) Program is partnering with the Ingham Conservation District, The Friends of the Red Cedar, and Rivertown Adventures for a Red Cedar River Cleanup! Volunteers will gather at McCormick Park in Williamston at 9:00 and then be separated into a few groups to gather garbage from the river.…

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This past Saturday, August 8, the MUCC On The Water(OTW) program partnered with Metro West Steelheaders and the Clinton River Watershed Council for the annual Clinton River Cleanup. This was the fifth OTW event of 2020, and we had a fantastic turnout from the conservation community.  It was a bright sunny morning as I looked…

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