On the Ground: Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

With only about a month left of summer, we look towards fall for crisper days, colorful trees and perfect weather for putting our boots to the ground to improve wildlife habitat and public land access throughout Michigan! There are multiple opportunities to volunteer with OTG through the month of October including planting trees for wildlife…

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Volunteer with OTG at Verona State Game Area in August

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program and Macomb County Pheasants Forever in assembling and placing an informational kiosk and planting wildflower seed for a 1/2 acre pollinator plot in the Verona State Game Area in Huron County. Verona State Game Area is located near the tip of Michigan’s “thumb.” In a landscape dominated by…

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Volunteer with OTG at the Bay Mills Clean-Up!

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program, Bay Mills Indian Community, and LSSU’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) as we improve wildlife habitat by cleaning-up trash in the Bay Mills area of the Upper Peninsula. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 9am-11:30am. Unfortunately, illegal dumpsites are relatively common throughout the…

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On the Ground: Volunteers Kick-Off Annual Convention by Increasing Hunter Access at Rose Lake SGA

On Friday, June 24, 2022, 15 volunteers helped increase hunter and recreationist access in the central part of Rose Lake State Game Area by repairing an access bridge, removing woody vegetation from around the bridge and maintaining surrounding trails by removing trash and invasive vegetation at access sites. In total, volunteers removed invasive vegetation from…

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On the Ground Junior: Spring Recap and How to Get Your Classroom Involved

Student volunteers were hard at work this spring planting trees, constructing pollinator gardens, removing invasive vegetation from local state game areas, and building brush piles on public land. MUCC’s On the Ground Junior (OTG Jr.) program brings grade-school students into the great outdoors where they can participate in wildlife habitat improvement projects on public land…

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