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In the Field: Mineral Ban

If you are a Michigan hunter, you have been affected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) either directly or indirectly. CWD has consumed conversation and there’s more to come – but rightfully so. We don’t know everything about the disease or its implications. What we do know is that this neurological disease is always fatal and…

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Genesee County Habitat Day

On July 30, Michigan United Conservation Clubs partnered with the Genesee Conservation District (GCD) on a habitat day. GCD put on the event at a local landowner’s property and also included US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and USDA/NRCS. This event showcased what partnership conservation projects look like and how a landowner would go about…

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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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Introducing the On the Water program!

What is On The Water? On the Water (OTW) is a new program for MUCC that is structured off of our four pillars advocacy, education, communication, and habitat. It coincides with our mission statement which is to unite citizens to conserve, protect and enhance Michigan’s natural resources and outdoor heritage. The OTW program has five…

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NRC takes action on CWD regulations this July

At this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, chronic wasting disease regulations are up for action. The meeting will take place on July 11 at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at 4125 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. If you are unable to attend but would like to watch, check out the MUCC Facebook page! A full…

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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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