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 On Saturday morning, four volunteers took on the challenge of rebuilding the outdated access bridge.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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On the Ground: Year-to-Date Impacts and What’s to Come

With only about one week left until autumn, MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program is prepping for it’s short but sweet fall field season. This October, we’ll be planting mast-producing trees in Kalkaska County and then putting our rubber boots to the ground at Pierce cedar Creek Institute in Hastings to remove invasive woody vegetation…

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Gratiot-Saginaw Bridge Repair

With multiple hunting seasons coming soon, having a functioning bridge at the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area is necessary. If you have not visited, the Gratiot-Saginaw SGA consists of 16,966 acres located in Marion Township. Previously covered in farmland, the area now supplies habitat to wildlife species. On the allotment, 700 acres are dedicated to waterfowl.…

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Save The Date

Volunteers are the backbone of MUCC’s OTG program. Without people willing to give their time to statewide conservation initiatives the program wouldn’t exist. We cannot thank everyone enough for their dedication to wildlife, MUCC, and the OTG program. Fall is coming soon; the changing leaves are coupled with more OTG events. Keep reading to learn…

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Volunteer with MUCC

The On the Ground program would not exist without dedicated volunteers. From trash removal to tree planting so much is accomplished with the help of these wonderful people. If you haven’t attended an event, consider joining OTG in the future. As a team, we strive to improve Michigan for both the wildlife and the people.…

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On the Ground Maple River August 27th Event

The On the Ground Program is heading back to the Maple River State Game Area. Maple River SGA is a wonderful natural area that supports many wetland species. Previously volunteers placed wood duck nesting boxes, cleared woody debris, planted trees and created habitat for deer. This time the OTG program and MDNR are holding an…

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Double the Trouble with MUCC’s OTG Program

MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) Program is double booked. This is great news for volunteers because there are more events to choose from. If you are looking for something to do on Saturday, August 20, consider attending an OTG habitat improvement project. Bullock Ranch State Wildlife Management Area (Upper Peninsula) Volunteers will help clear invasive…

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July 9th Harley Ensign BAS Shoreline Clean-Up

On Saturday, July 9th MUCC’s OTG program, Clinton River Watershed Council and Lake St Clair Walleye Association will be at the Harley Ensign Boating Access Site cleaning up the shoreline. This will be a very exciting event full of special guests. The United States Power Squadron will be giving a boating safety demonstration and performing…

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Does Camp Grayling lease expansion fall within the DNR’s mission?

camp grayling

Expansion proposal leaves questions unanswered The DNR’s public meeting regarding the proposed lease expansion of Camp Grayling Wednesday left attendees with more questions than answers. The National Guard wants to expand the base’s current lease of 147,000 acres to 309,000 acres — more than doubling its current footprint. In order for the guard to do…

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