On The Ground

Looking Ahead With OTG

Since our last project at the Grouse Enhanced Management Site (GEMS) that kicked off our Annual Convention, the On The Ground program has been busy at work securing dates and details for upcoming events. Here’s what’s happening for the remainder of July:   Saturday, July 14, 2018 Clinton River Clean Up with Metro-West Steelheaders Yates…

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2018 Annual Convention Recap

Another Annual Convention has come and passed, and with it, we reflect back on the year behind us, the work we have done and the work that lies ahead. As a true grassroots organization, staff at MUCC would like to thank all of our members who helped participate in the process — whether that was…

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OTG: Gladwin GEMS (Convention)

On Friday, June 22, twenty seven volunteers kicked of MUCC’s Annual Convention by gathering at Lame Duck Foot Access Trail in Gladwin, MI to build two board walks.  These structures will aid recreational users and hunters alike in navigating the wet, lowland soils of this Grouse Enhanced Management Site (GEMS). Partners from Michigan United Conservation…

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On the Ground Jr: Murphy Elementary at Rose Lake SGA

On Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st, 100 students from Murphy Elementary in the Haslett public schools built brush piles and pulled garlic mustard in the Rose Lake State Game Area to improve wildlife habitat. The students then enjoyed an afternoon of activities including mammal pelt ID, duck decoy ID and archery at the Rose…

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On the Ground: Volunteers Improve Habitat in the Gwinn State Forest

Last weekend was a busy one for wildlife habitat improvement in the Gwinn State Forest! On Saturday, May 19th, the Mid U.P. Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society hosted a tree planting event at the Bill Rollo Memorial GEMS area in the Gwinn State Forest. Then, a few of those volunteers dedicated a second day…

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On the Ground: Upcoming Events May & June 2018

On the Ground has a busy summer schedule set up with a focus in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula! In May and June, you can find OTG improving wildlife habitat in the Grayling State Forest, Gwinn State Forest, Pigeon River Country State Forest, Atlanta State Forest, and Gladwin State Forest Grouse Enhanced…

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On the Ground: 660 More Trees Planted With OTG & OTG Jr

This week has provided two more opportunities to improve wildlife habitat on Michigan’s public lands. On Saturday, a group of Girl Scouts combined efforts with volunteers from the Ruffed Grouse Society and others to plant a variety of apple trees in the Gladwin Grouse Enhanced Management Site (GEMS). This project was coordinated with DNR Wildlife…

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On the Ground: Earth Day (Weekend) Accomplishments

This past weekend, volunteers with On the Ground planted a total of 745 trees for wildlife in two different regions of Michigan public land! On Saturday, over 400 trees were planted by a group of 12 volunteers in the Crane Pond State Game Area for the fourth annual OTG tree planting event. Then, on Sunday…

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On the Ground: Spring Tree Planting Projects

It certainly hasn’t looked or felt like Spring yet here in Michigan, but it looks like warmer temperatures are just in time for this weekend’s upcoming tree planting events with MUCC’s On the Ground program! On Saturday, volunteers will be planting trees for wildlife at the Crane Pond State Game Area. Then, on Sunday, volunteers…

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