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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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MUCC Club Map

Michigan United Conservation Clubs is the largest statewide conservation organization in the nation. A fresh reminder about our history; we were founded in 1937 with a purpose to unite conservation clubs throughout the state and conserve, protect, and enhance Michigan’s natural resource and outdoor heritage. Our strength in doing so is in our membership and…

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AmeriCorps, Huron Pines, and MUCC, Together in Conservation

Maybe you have or have not heard of what AmeriCorps is and what this program does for our nation, this blog aims to educate you about AmeriCorps and their partnership with Huron Pines. AmeriCorps, a US federal program, was created under President Bill Clinton, through the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. Since…

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Serving for Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 21st, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service.  As a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, this was a great opportunity for me to serve our community. The Allen Neighborhood Center, located in Lansing, invited volunteers to come out and serve for the afternoon. The Allen Neighborhood Center is a “Place-based…

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Being Safe in the Woods

With firearm deer season winding down and a few tragic incidents occurring this year, now is a good time to talk about safety.  Although the main firearm deer season wraps up today, there are, still several hunting seasons open where these safety tips will come into play. It important to remember a few common sense…

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In the Field: Reasons to be Thankful

I’ve been mulling over what I should write for this week’s blog all day. Nothing seemed to fit quite right. And then I realized that I find this answer every single day when I come to work, answer an email, hear about people working together in the field, see the smiles of successful hunters and…

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A New Position in the Education Department. We are Hiring!

The Education Department continues to grow here at MUCC.  This growth means we have the ability to add capacity to the organization.  Through a partnership with Huron Pines, we will be adding an AmeriCorps member to our team during 2019. We are looking to hire an Engagement Specialist starting in January. If you are not, familiar…

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Summer Fun Growing Up

With no campers at Cedar Lake this week and our staff taking the holiday to recharge for the upcoming 4 sessions, I thought I would write a quick list about some things I grew up doing and you can still do with your kids to get them outside this summer. Here is a list of…

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In the Field: The Cooperative Difference

Wildlife Cooperatives are not a brand new concept in Michigan. They do, however, hold their value. To help people understand where we have been and where we are going, let’s first start with the definition of cooperative. co·op·er·a·tive adjective 1. involving mutual assistance in working toward a common goal. “every member has clearly defined tasks…

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Field Weekend

With spring weather finally making an appearance this past weekend, our Learn to Hunt Turkey participants had a beautiful couple of days to spend time in the woods. During the weekend of April 27th-29th, the Learn to Hunt Turkey group had their last two days of the three-day course.  The weekend was the hunting field…

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