On The Water

OTW event updates from around the state

The On the Water, program funded by Consumers Energy Foundation has been quite busy lately! On Saturday, September 7th ten volunteers came out to Lake Lansing Park South to help clean up the beach and the surrounding areas after labor day activities. In total 5 bags of trash and recyclables were picked up which came…

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Lake Lansing Beach Clean-up happening this Saturday!

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The average United States resident creates over 4 pounds of trash per day and up to 56 tons of trash per year. That means Americans makeup roughly 5% of the world’s population but generate nearly 40% of the world’s total waste. When it comes to our beaches trash is not only unsightly it harms the…

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On the Water Updates

  On Saturday, August 24th  MUCC’s On the Water program(OTW) sponsored and funded by a Planet Award through the Consumer’s Energy Foundation teamed up with Three Shores CISMA to complete a successful invasive species pull. Starting at 9 am 15 volunteers showed up at Munuscong State Forest Campground to pull invasive European Frogbit from the…

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European Frogbit in our local waters

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Invasive species are organisms such as plants, mammals and invertebrates that are not originally from the location that they are found in. That species usually has no natural predators it can cause negative impacts on that ecosystem, economic, social and/or become a public health threat. An example of this is European Frogbit, this aquatic plant…

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Why do we need watersheds?

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A watershed is the land area that channels all of the water like rainfall and snowmelt into the creeks and the streams, slowly making its way into outflow points like lakes and oceans. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes some are huge like the Nile and some are small. One of the biggest watersheds…

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Upcoming events for the OTW program

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Positive movements have been happening for MUCC’s On the Water program(OTW) sponsored and funded by a Planet Award through the Consumer’s Energy Foundation. We have three events coming up in the next two months that we would love to see you at! Watersheds directly affect you and your community whether it is the water you drink…

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Update from the OTW program

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MUCC’s On the Water program(OTW) sponsored and funded by a Planet Award through the Consumer’s Energy Foundation has been busy making local connections and networking around the state. We have had three successful trash clean up events so far. One at Clinton River in Rochester and one at Red Cedar River on MSU’s campus. Collectively…

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Manistee River Clean Up

The Manistee River is known for its excellent fishing( such as Steelhead, Coho Salmon and Brown Trout) and beautiful scenery. It is apart of the Manistee watershed which is one of the biggest watersheds in the lower peninsula of Michigan draining a total of over 1700 square miles of land before entering Lake Michigan. Watersheds…

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Red Cedar River Clean Up

On July 13th, MUCC partnered up with Michigan State University’s Landscape Services for a joint Red Cedar River Clean up event. About two miles of the Red Cedar River run through MSU’s campus, this thriving ecosystem supports many of the local wildlife in the area, along with being a subwatershed to the Upper Grand River…

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