Gov. Whitmer signed Senate Bill 745 yesterday, which reappropriated the $8 million earmarked for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project meant to keep invasive Asian carp from the Great Lakes. In March 2020 amid COVID-19 budget constraints, Gov. Whitmer line-item vetoed the $8 million that was earmarked as Michigan’s contribution for the preconstruction, engineering…

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Our Manistee River Cleanup is quickly approaching! On Saturday, September 12 MUCC’s On the Water(OTW) Program is partnering with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians for a Manistee River Cleanup. Volunteers will gather at the Suicide Bend parking lot at 9:00 am and then be separated into groups to gather and remove garbage from…

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The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will gather input from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other stakeholders regarding changes to a few fishing regulations this week.  The NRC will meet virtually on Thursday to consider a fisheries-heavy agenda. The Michigan DNR will host the meeting and a recording can be viewed on this…

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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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After event postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19 throughout the spring and summer field seasons, the On the Ground (OTG) program is happy to be getting back out into the field to improve wildlife habitat on public land. We have been contacted by diverse conservation groups regarding partnerships to plant trees this fall, and we…

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Although many events have been canceled, including the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp season, MUCC was extremely pleased to still be able to safely host our annual sporting clays fundraiser. On Friday, August 14, nearly 100 people joined us to make a difference at the annual Michigan Out-of-Doors (MOOD) Youth Camp Charity shoot. This shoot takes…

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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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A new website launched by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network called the Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative (WIGLC) aims to assist landowners and interested members of the public in identifying and managing woody invasive species on their property and beyond. Many woody invasive species can have a similar appearance to beneficial native woody…

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