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OTG Convention Project at Backus Creek State Game Area

On Friday, June 21, a group of 19 volunteers composed of MUCC staff, board members, and affiliate club representatives came out to Backus Creek State Game Area (SGA) to enhance wildlife habitat and kick-off MUCC’s 82nd Annual Convention. After meeting at the DNR Customer Service Center in Roscommon, DNR Wildlife Biologist Mark Boersen led the…

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My role as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist

Last week I shared my direct experience as a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member and my involvement serving with the program. This week I will be sharing my experiences thus far at my host site as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist. To define my role as an Engagement Specialist would be slightly difficult because MUCC is open to…

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Catching up with our Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

I am almost halfway through my service as MUCC’s Huron Pines AmeriCorps member. Just recently I had my mid-year evaluation with Shaun (my supervisor) and Sarah Topp (Huron Pines AmeriCorps Coordinator). I have been off to the races since starting my service and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would like to break…

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OTG: 3,900 Oak Trees Panted at Barry State Game Area

On Friday, April 19th, Consumers Energy joined MUCC for yet another OTG project on Friday. There were a total of 20 Consumers Energy employees from areas around the southwest region. What was unique about the volunteers was that not all were from the same department or even facility. They had several retired Consumers Energy employees…

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Consumers Energy Teams up with OTG at Dansville State Game Area

OTG has partnered with Consumers Energy in the past, and we are excited to have them joining us for two more OTG projects this fiscal year.  Consumers Energy values their community by offering a chance for their employees to give back, and in this case, give back to public land and enhance wildlife habitat in…

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March Deer Habitat Workshop

On March 30, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute hosted a Deer Habitat Workshop. The Institute is located on 742 acres in Hastings, Michigan and is described as a mix between an environmental education center and a biological research station. On a personal note, this was one of the most gorgeous settings and I look forward…

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See what our Huron Pines AmeriCorps member has been up to?

This week marks my fourth month serving here with MUCC. My service term ends this November and time is moving too fast. When I look back at all that I have down thus far, it amazes me. My expectations have been met and exceeded. I appreciate the positions diversity, just this morning I was bucking…

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Attending The Project Fish Instructor Training

Have you heard of Project Fish? Project F.I.S.H stands for, Friends Involved in Sports Fishing Heritage. Their vision statement is as follows; (http://www.projectfish.org/main_program.html) “To initiate and provide fishing education and fishing skills to interested adults and youth from Michigan’s many diverse populations. This will preserve a natural heritage that ensures the future of fishing, which…

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February NRC Recap

Bear, lake and brook trout regulations, and APRs were debated at Thursday’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Proposed regulations were for information only and no action was taken. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and NRC also received criticism from stakeholders regarding their handling of brook trout regulations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Bear regulations The…

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