On the Ground Volunteer Opportunity at Au Train Lake

Join MUCC’s OTG program in creating brush bundles/woody debris structures at Au Train Lake to improve fish habitat and population numbers!  The project is a part of a larger initiative to work directly with riparian landowners along the shoreline of Au Train Lake and to communicate the importance of shoreline vegetation and in-water habitat structures.…

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MUCC Welcomes New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Service Member

Hello! I’m Tyler Lancaster, a Huron Pines AmeriCorps service member now serving at Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) as the Engagement Specialist. I grew up in the suburbs of Flint, Michigan. My appreciation for the outdoors happened early in my life when my parents signed me up for the Cub Scouts during elementary school. Through…

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January NRC Recap

Commissioners had no items up for action at the first Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting of 2023.  Acting Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Shannon Lott had a trio of action items from the December meeting in front of her. First is the Prairie River Stream Temperature Redesignation Management Area, which would change the designation…

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MUCC Welcomes New Policy Intern

Hello! I’m Tess Bradley, MUCC’s new Policy Fellow. I was born and raised in Ludington, Michigan, and I’ve always loved nature and the outdoors. How could I not, with Lake Michigan in my backyard, countless trails to explore in the Ludington State Park, and rolling sand dunes all along the shoreline? I grew up with…

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Henry Big Boy Rifle Sweepstakes

Don’t miss out on the chance to win a custom engraved 85th Anniversary Henry Big Boy rifle. This .44 mag is 1 of 5 and can be yours by joining MUCC today. Custom engraved with the MUCC 85th Anniversary logo, you can have a piece of history by joining Michigan’s Conservation movement. As the nation’s…

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Proposed Camp Grayling expansion could shrink significantly

helicopter hovers over water during a training operation at Camp Grayling

A preliminary review by the Michigan DNR shows that the lands available for lease by the National Guard for its Camp Grayling expansion proposal could be reduced significantly. The size and scope of the actual reduction would depend on the outcome of a formal DNR review of the proposed lease expansion area. That formal review…

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Volunteer with On the Ground in Kalamazoo County this Weekend

On Saturday, January 7, 2023, OTG will be co-hosting a stewardship work day with MDNR and the City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department at Gourdneck State Game Area in Kalamazoo County. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, January 7 from 10am-2pm. We’ll be removing invasive woody vegetation in an effort to help restore a unique…

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