On The Water  (OTW) has partnered with the Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger (KLH) Dunes Preserve for a volunteer invasive species pull! Founded in 1971, the KLH Dunes Preserve consists of 115 acres of a freshwater dunes ecosystem, and it is managed with the mission of “site restoration, stewardship, land protection, and education”. On Saturday, July 25th, volunteers will…

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On the Water is coming to the west coast of this great mitten state! On July 25 OTW is partnering up with Kitchel-Lindquist Dunes Preserve to pull the invasive species Purple Loosestrife. Invasive species are organisms such as plants, mammals and invertebrates that are not originally from the location that they are found in. That…

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MUCC’s On the Water program launched its Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game for the month of April! And it was a great success gaining traction on Michigan Out of Doors Podcast with Mike Avery, WHMI 93.5, and the Detroit Free Press. OTW was impressed by the number of entries we received and the great…

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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 May.  This includes all OTW events such as the Friends of the Rogue River Rouge Rescue on May 16 and the Grand River Clean up with Jackson Conservation District on…

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MUCC’s On the Water program has launched its Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game for the month of April! And so far it has been a success! The Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game has gained traction on Michigan Out of Doors Podcast with Mike Avery, WHMI 93.5  and the Detroit Free Press. All ages…

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MUCC’s On the Water program has launched its Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game for the month of April! The weather is getting warmer and the sun is starting to peek out a bit more so why not get out in nature just please remember to follow the Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives. guidelines…

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MSU’s aquatic field guide describes non-native phragmites is a “stout, colonial, perennial grass ranging in height from 1.8-3.9 m (6-13 ft). Inflorescence a dense branched cluster on the bearded axis at the end of each stem; becoming open and feathery at maturity. Stems dull yellowish; usually covered by the leaf sheath. This invasive species habitat…

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The invasive species Oregon Grape is an evergreen shrub that may reach 4 to 6 feet in height and 3 to 4 feet in width.  This shrub has large, pinnately compound leaves with 9 to 13 spiny leaflets.  The shrub is multi-stemmed and the bark is corky.  Fragrant, yellow flowers appear in winter.  Small, black…

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