On the Ground Volunteer Opportunity at Au Train Lake

Join MUCC’s OTG program in creating brush bundles/woody debris structures at Au Train Lake to improve fish habitat and population numbers!  The project is a part of a larger initiative to work directly with riparian landowners along the shoreline of Au Train Lake and to communicate the importance of shoreline vegetation and in-water habitat structures.…

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MUCC Welcomes New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Service Member

Hello! I’m Tyler Lancaster, a Huron Pines AmeriCorps service member now serving at Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) as the Engagement Specialist. I grew up in the suburbs of Flint, Michigan. My appreciation for the outdoors happened early in my life when my parents signed me up for the Cub Scouts during elementary school. Through…

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Volunteer with On the Ground in Kalamazoo County this Weekend

On Saturday, January 7, 2023, OTG will be co-hosting a stewardship work day with MDNR and the City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department at Gourdneck State Game Area in Kalamazoo County. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, January 7 from 10am-2pm. We’ll be removing invasive woody vegetation in an effort to help restore a unique…

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Thank You MUCC

Farewell! As MUCC’s AmeriCorps member, I am completing my term this week. I worked closely with the On the Ground program but also assisted with outreach events and education. It has been an amazing experience full of wonderful opportunities and people. The OTG program hosted many volunteer events during my term. Each event was a…

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2023 MUCC Conservation Calendar Available Now!

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Looking back and learning from the past allows us to grow, make changes and move forward. This year marked the 85th Anniversary of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), and we had a lot to celebrate. Welcoming new leadership on our MUCC Executive Board, a new inductee to the Conservation Hall of Fame and an investment in…

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Reptiles of Peirce Cedar Creek Institute

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is an amazing nature center focused on public education and environmental protection. On the 850 acres are native reptiles such as the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and the eastern box turtle. Learn more about these species below. The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake The eastern massasauga rattlesnake is Michigan’s only venomous snake. It occurs…

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Treestand Safety

Archery season is underway and bow hunters from around the state are in the woods and fields enjoying the solace, challenges and rewards only a bow hunt can provide. While some of the hunters will be hunting from ground blinds, many people will be looking to get off the ground and into their favorite tree. Hunting…

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October Volunteer Events

Countless amazing volunteers have joined the OTG program to improve habitat across Michigan allowing the On the Ground Program to celebrate many successful events of the fiscal year. With the help of over 500 volunteers, 22 projects affecting recreation, habitat availability, and wildlife health improved Michigan’s outdoor areas.  Even though the fiscal year is complete,…

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Volunteers of the Gratiot-Saginaw Bridge Repair Event

Thanks to the wonderful volunteers at the September 17th Gratiot-Saginaw OTG event, the access bridge on the property is fixed. On Saturday morning, four volunteers took on the challenge of rebuilding the outdated access bridge. Armed with crowbars and power tools the crew removed and replaced the old wood planks. In total, the project lasted…

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