September NRC meeting held in Marquette covered a variety of fisheries orders

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met at the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette last week, covering a variety of topics such as opening hunting on Watkins Lake State Park and modifications to spawning closure dates. The day started at 10:30 a.m. with a report on Arctic Grayling from Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)…

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Checking in on our AmeriCorps Member

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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MUCC, Nugent face off over baiting white-tailed deer and HB 4687

Baiting deer took center stage this morning as Ted Nugent passionately and candidly claimed he was not a scientist or biologist on the subject — but someone who lives with deer — in front of the House Committee on Government Operations. Nugent, who testified next to Rep. Michelle Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington),…

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2019: Another Successful Year for OTG

The OTG season for the 2019 fiscal year officially came to a close on Friday, September 6 following an event in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area. Now that school is back in session, we have four more events planned for the month of October with our OTG Jr. program. This field trip-based program enables youth…

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Stewardship Day at Shiawassee River State Game Area this weekend

There are 63 major watersheds and 267 sub watersheds in the state of Michigan. The Shiawassee River watershed is a sub-watershed of the Saginaw Bay Basin. It is located in central Michigan southwest of Saginaw. It connects with several other river systems, including the Flint River, Cass River and Titabawassee River and flows northeast into…

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OTW event updates from around the state

The On the Water, program funded by Consumers Energy Foundation has been quite busy lately! On Saturday, September 7th ten volunteers came out to Lake Lansing Park South to help clean up the beach and the surrounding areas after labor day activities. In total 5 bags of trash and recyclables were picked up which came…

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This Fall, Keep an Eye Out for Japanese Stiltgrass

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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OTG at Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area

Volunteers braved inclement weather on Friday, September 6 to clear up the edges of a dike in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area near Ashley. After meeting at the old DNR field office, volunteers made the short trek to the dike to begin clearing excess woody debris to improve water flow through the wetland. The primary…

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Last Call for 2019 OTG!

Our Friday, September 6 project in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area marks the end of our OTG projects for the 2019 fiscal year. After this, we will host some OTG Jr. events with local schools before our field season quiets down for the approaching hunting seasons. Come out and help us wrap up another successful…

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