Upcoming River Clean-up Opportunities

Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ field programs are committed to improving habitat and creating memorable stewardship experiences for volunteers. On the calendar are two upcoming volunteer river clean-up events that aim to improve the aquatic habitat of two noteworthy Michigan rivers.  Manistee River Clean-up  The Manistee River is one of Michigan’s Wild and Scenic Rivers and…

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MUCC’s OTG Gearing Up for a Busy Summer and Fall Habitat Improvement Event Season

Volunteer for wildlife with MUCC’s award-winning On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement program. Founded in 2013, more than 3,200 Michiganders have volunteered for the wildlife and lands they love at habitat projects hosted across the state. A free lunch and OTG volunteer appreciation gift are given to every registered volunteer.  In late summer and…

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Volunteer at the Clinton River Clean-Up this August

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program on Saturday, August 7, 2021, as we partner with Metro-West Steelheaders and the Clinton River Watershed Council to improve the Clinton River in and around Yates Park in Rochester Hills. This is our second event of the year at this location, and volunteers are needed to help remove…

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On the Ground: 2021 Habitat Events Update

While there are currently no On the Ground (OTG) wildlife habitat improvement events scheduled for the early summer months, we are beginning to schedule our late summer and fall events. Such events will include grassland habitat restoration, native tree and shrub plantings, hunter access trail improvements and a river clean-up. These events are scheduled to…

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On the Ground Junior: Eaton RESA at Lake Interstate SGA

On Wednesday, May 12, a group of 24 students from Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) volunteered for wildlife at Lake Interstate State Game Area with Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ (MUCC) On the Ground Junior (OTG Jr.) program. The students were tasked with a variety of wildlife habitat improvement and user-access improvement projects throughout the…

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Land transaction marks historic expansion of Southeast Michigan public lands

Acquisition of a 680-acre parcel of public land in Southeast Michigan was announced Thursday. The piece of land will be open to hunting, fishing, trapping and other recreational opportunities. At the May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger announced his intent to move forward with the acquisition of…

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