Clean-up Event on Sugar Island

A habitat clean-up event on Sugar Island netted more than 4,000 pounds of trash from two dumpsites on July 17. The event, sponsored by Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) On the Water (OTW) program in partnership with the Bay Mills Indian Community, required a ferry ride across the St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste. Marie…

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Great Volunteer Events in Sault Ste. Marie

MUCC’s On The Water program is coming to Sault Ste. Marie.  On Saturday, July 17, MUCC is partnering with the Bay Mills Indian Community for a trash clean-up event on Sugar Island. Volunteers are needed to help remove trash from two identified sites on the island. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 in the morning at…

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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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Volunteers Needed for Summer On The Water Events

Michigan United Conservation Club’s On The Water(OTW) program is excited to announce two upcoming volunteer opportunities this summer!  Since its inception in 2019 the OTW program has served as a MUCC’s aquatic habitat improvement program and hosted volunteer events that have helped remove over 8665 pounds of trash from lakes, rivers and parks across Michigan.  …

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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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On The Water Comes to Southeast Michigan!

Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) is excited to announce two upcoming field events in the month of April for the On The Water(OTW) program. For those unfamiliar, OTW is MUCC”s watershed improvement program. It has been around since 2019, and has hosted 20 trash clean-ups and invasive species pulls across the state. Both volunteer events…

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MUCC Receives Funding for Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness

MUCC is happy to announce that they are one of seven projects that received funding to educate boaters, paddlers, anglers and waterfowl hunters on aquatic invasive species. In partnership with the Michigan Clean Boats Clean Waters program and EGLE, through funding from a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, MUCC is excited to help spread the…

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So long and farewell from On the Water

When I started developing the On the Water program, I was living my dream. I created a volunteer watershed habitat improvement program that was designed to have a positive impact on freshwater and habitats throughout the state and to connect and engage Michigan residents to their natural resources by highlighting and educating the importance of…

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Thank you from On the Water

The OTW program hosted volunteer events that brought together many kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. From consumptive users like waterfowl hunters and anglers to non-consumptive users like birders and photographers the OTW program helped them unite in the effort to improve and protect aquatic habitat.  Continuing with the theme of bringing people together the OTW program…

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