MUCC Founders’ Day

November 9, 1937 is an important day in Michigan’s rich outdoor heritage and history. On that day 85 years ago, a group of 19 conservation organizations came together to create the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC).    They likely didn’t know that they had just laid the foundation for the nation’s largest and most successful…

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2023 MUCC Conservation Calendar Available Now!

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Looking back and learning from the past allows us to grow, make changes and move forward. This year marked the 85th Anniversary of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), and we had a lot to celebrate. Welcoming new leadership on our MUCC Executive Board, a new inductee to the Conservation Hall of Fame and an investment in…

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On the Ground: Volunteers Improve Critical Reptile Habitat in Barry County with Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, 22 volunteers joined MUCC’s OTG program and Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (PCCI) in removing invasive woody vegetation from critical reptile habitat in Barry County. Volunteers gathered at PCCI’s Research Lab building in Hastings on the foggy and frosty fall morning. After signing-in, they got an introduction to their work site…

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Local governments continue to oppose expansion of Camp Grayling

A groundswell of local support has been growing as a decision on the Camp Grayling land review could come at any time. In June, the National Guard announced its intention to expand Camp Grayling’s current lease of 148,000 acres to 315,000 acres — more than doubling its existing footprint on public land. MUCC submitted its…

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November NRC Preview

Wolves and Proposal G both will be discussed during the November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 at Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, Michigan 48917. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter and Executive Board President Tim Muir will…

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New Data, Funding To Fight Great Lakes Algal Blooms

MONROE, Michigan – Oct. 27, 2022 – A proposed $30 million investment in wetlands conservation aims to reduce Great Lakes algal blooms in southeast Michigan, which a newly released study shows are crippling economies and recreational opportunities. The Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) study was released Tuesday at Point Mouillee State Game Area, in conjunction…

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Join OTG at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

The last OTG volunteer event of 2022 is on Saturday, October 29. If you enjoy improving the habitat for multiple native species, consider joining MUCC at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Imperiled species, such as the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and the eastern box turtle, rely on the habitat provided by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Unfortunately,…

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Reptiles of Peirce Cedar Creek Institute

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is an amazing nature center focused on public education and environmental protection. On the 850 acres are native reptiles such as the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and the eastern box turtle. Learn more about these species below. The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake The eastern massasauga rattlesnake is Michigan’s only venomous snake. It occurs…

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