Due to recent announcements and the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, all On the Water (OTW) volunteer events have been canceled for the month of April.  This includes all OTW events such as the Lake Lansing Beach Clean-up on April 4th and the Clinton River Clean-up on April 18th. There is a possibility that there…

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Since the beginning of February, I have been serving as the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member at Michigan United Conservation Clubs(MUCC). Last week was Michigan’s AmeriCorps week and since the beginning of my service term, I have encountered quite a few questions and I thought it was an appropriate time to answer the most common of…

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Due to recent announcements and the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, all Department of Natural Resources and On the Ground (OTG) volunteer events have been suspended for the next two months. This includes all OTG events from now until mid-May. There is a possibility that this suspension will be extended into the summer, depending on…

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Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC Policy Intern The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will have a brief meeting Thursday, but will not be voting or hearing public comments.  This decision comes in the midst of an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Michigan, leading the state and federal governments to make a number of new…

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Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC Policy Intern The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is slated to take action on furbearer and electronic trap monitoring regulations, as well as discuss elk and migratory bird seasons.  The meeting will take place on March 19, at the Lansing Community College Gannon Building in the Michigan Room (422 North Washington…

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, 14 volunteers helped improve small game habitat in part of the Gladwin Forest Management Unit located in Clare County. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division (DNR) and MUCC staff introduced the project site and how the DNR has been managing the area to benefit a variety of game species.  The…

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“It’s for the kids!” This was the overarching theme of the Project FISH workshop that I attended last week with MUCC On the Water(OTW) coordinator Emma Nehan.  The workshop was part of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, and was attended by roughly 30 teachers, outdoor educators and passionate conservationists from all…

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YOU’RE INVITED In 2020, the Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program, a program supported by Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and Pheasants Forever (PF), is hosting a deer habitat series that will provide attendees with an in-field habitat experience with top conservation professionals. Participants will tour…

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This past Saturday 17 volunteers came out to Burchfield Park in Holt to assemble 10 wood duck boxes. Volunteers came from around the lower peninsula of Michigan to spend the morning putting together wood duck boxes to help out the local population. The event started with coffee and donuts, followed by brief introductions by Burchfield…

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On Saturday, February 29, 2020, 27 volunteers helped improve wood duck nesting opportunities in the Shiawassee River State Game Area (SGA). Volunteers came from near and far to be involved in this project, and it was a well-organized event by MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program, the Shiawassee Flats Citizens and Hunters Association (SFCHA), the…

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