2019 Michigan Pheasants Forever Convention

On January 12, 2019, Michigan Pheasants Forever members gathered to celebrate another year of conservation success. This event was held at the gorgeous Eagle Eye County Club in East Lansing, Michigan. The setting was right and the company didn’t disappoint. Guests were honored with the presence of Howard Vincent (PF President and CEO), Chad Bloom…

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Hiring Season

Do you have a passion for introducing youth to the natural world around them?  Do you know someone who does? If so, the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp is the place to work this summer. Our camp program is looking to create an awesome team of 24 young adults that will create an amazing program for…

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MUCC Welcomes Our New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

Hello, my name is Autumn Christenson and I am the new Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, serving with MUCC for the next 10 months as their Engagement Specialist. This blog aims to tell you a little bit about my background and my Huron Pines AmeriCorps service here at MUCC. Although born in Indiana, I moved up…

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MUCC/HERC Chainsaw Safety Training 2019 Registration Open

Registration is open for the Chainsaw Safety Training course hosted by MUCC and HERC On Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8am – 5pm both days, Michigan United Conservation Clubs OTG Program and the Heavy Equipment Response Coalition will be hosting a two day Chainsaw Safety Training program at the Rose Lake…

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A Thank You to the Abrams Foundation

For the sixth year in a row, the Abrams Foundation has once again stepped up in support of the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. The MOOD Youth Camp has greatly benefited from the partnership with the Abrams Foundation board. Over the six-year, span more than $105,000 has gone to improve the Cedar Lake facility and enhance…

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Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit

With the freezing cold temperatures, it can be easy to want to huddle inside and wish for warm summer days again.  However, if you are one of the brave souls who enjoy fishing on the hard water, or chasing steelhead on a semi-frozen river, there is a weekend event coming up you may be interested…

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MUCC Names Amy Trotter Executive Director

Amy Trotter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 2018 Media Contact: Amy Trotter, 517-331-1909 Yesterday, Michigan United Conservation Clubs Executive Board named MUCC Deputy Director Amy Trotter the next executive director of the organization. Dan Eichinger submitted his resignation and was appointed as the new director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources by Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer, effective…

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A Year on Education Island

At headquarters, the block of cubicles I work in has been nicknamed Education Island.  There are four cubes separated from the rest of the staff consisting of myself, Camp Director Max Bass, throughout most of 2018 our policy intern Ian Fitzgerald and a 4th cube for the Assistant Camp Director. Education Island is where all…

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MUCC Policy Board Visits Camp

On Saturday, December 8th, Michigan United Conservation Clubs met for their quarterly policy board meeting at Chelsea Rod and Gun Club. The policy board is a time for all members of MUCC and the public to come together to set participate in the resolution and policy-making process of the organization.  These meetings are also a…

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Merry Christmas from the OTG program

With Christmas just five days away, I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you, as volunteers, for the time and energy that you have put into the On The Ground program. It truly takes a generous and dedicated group of individuals to set aside personal time…

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