Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit January 6-9

With the 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 in. …

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MUCC welcomes Ashley Carmichael as new camp director

Hi, everyone!  I am the new Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Director, Ashley Carmichael. I am very excited to continue the camp’s mission of creating stewards and connecting our youth to the outdoors. A southern California native, I spent much of my childhood outside riding horses, hiking local trails and camping with my family. For me,…

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‘He wanted to make things better’

By Chris Lamphere MUCC one of three organizations bequeathed $1M by retired educator, lifelong conservationist Dean Barnum The obituary of Dean Barnum is brief and to the point, listing the dry facts of an unassuming man who loved the outdoors, reading books and filling out the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. As anyone…

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Michigan Out-of-Doors Completes Successful Youth Pheasant Hunt

On Saturday the 28th, 15 youth hunters assembled on a stormy morning in Marion, MI at Tails a Waggin.  The group and their parents had traveled from all over the state to participate in a pheasant hunting opportunity.  With a mix of ages ranging from 12-17, both boys and girls began rolling into registration by…

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MUCC’s youth-focused magazine inducted into Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

Photo: MUCC Executive Director Amy Trotter and MUCC Education Director and TRACKS Editor Shaun McKeon accepted the 2021 Environmental Projects award on behalf of MUCC. TRACKS Magazine was awarded the 2021 Environmental Projects Award by the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) has published TRACKS Magazine since 1977,…

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Camp Clean-up 2021 Recap

Over the last few weeks, the staff and volunteers have been busy down at Cedar Lake. After being closed for nearly two years, there was lots of work to be done to get the property ready for our upcoming day camp programs this June. From picking up new taxidermy to getting our archery and rifle…

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

It has been an interesting year in the classroom over the last 1.5 school years. Here at MUCC, we are lucky enough to work with teachers in a variety of ways, but our most visible classroom interactions are through our TRACKS magazine. Through the generous support of our affiliate clubs and the Michigan Wildlife Council,…

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OTW Kicks off 2021 Field Season with Brighton Clean-Up!

MUCC’s On the Water program’s 2021 field season is underway. This past Saturday, MUCC partnered with National Wildlife Federation’s Artemis program to remove trash from two identified Adopt-A-Forest sites within the Brighton Recreation Area.   The Adopt-A-Forest program’s mission is “to enhance the enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness…

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Memorial Scholarship Announced

As the 2021 camp season draws closer, MUCC is happy to announce a new scholarship available to our campers this summer.  In partnership with the Shea family of Brighton, we have created the Connor Shea Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will focus on getting kids to camp who have a connection to the military. Connor Shea…

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