OTG Volunteers Needed: Annual Manistee River Cleanup

With the hot weather we’ve been having lately, summer is the perfect time to get in the water and participate in our Annual Manistee River Cleanup! On Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 9 AM – 12 PM, MUCC’s On the Ground program will be partnering with Steelhead Manifesto for their annual cleanup of the Manistee…

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Cast for Conservation with the Midwest Walleye Challenge

The image shows a Walleye, the target species of the Midwest Walleye Challenge.

Calling all anglers! Support fisheries research, reel in exciting prizes, and explore the beauty of Midwest waters by diving into the Midwest Walleye Challenge! Last week, in a press release, the Michigan DNR highlighted the Midwest Walleye Challenge.  The DNR is partnering with Angler’s Atlas to host this walleye fishing challenge. It occurs through June…

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On the Ground: Volunteers clean up the Clinton River Watershed

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, MUCC’s On the Ground program traveled to Yates Park to host the annual Clinton River cleanup in partnership with the Clinton River Watershed Council and Metro-West Steelheaders. MUCC has held a long-standing partnership with these organizations since 2014, and each year we partner with them to host a trash cleanup…

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The Importance of Michigan’s Rivers

According to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, Michigan is home to over 300 named rivers which extend 51,438 miles across the state. Rivers offer many important benefits such as habitat for fish and wildlife, transportation, and recreational opportunities for the general public. Things like pollution can damage a river, causing harm not just…

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Outdoorama Starts Next Week

It is almost that time of year again. Time for the annual staff pilgrimage to Novi for Outdoorama. Outdoorama has been going on in the Detroit area for more than 50 years.  This year it is once again combined with the Lakefront and Cottage living show.  Your admission to one of these shows gives you…

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November NRC Preview

Michigan United Conservation Clubs board voted to oppose lower steelhead bag limits at the upcoming November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 am at Lansing Community College.  Commissioners will consider one order: the MUCC-opposed amendment to proposed Fisheries Order 200.23A that would lower the bag…

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Great Lakes decree put in place despite stakeholders’ and anglers’ objections

A federal judge accepted a proposed consent decree controlling five sovereign Michigan Tribes, the federal government and the state, overruling evidence that expanded gillnetting would negatively impact the Great Lakes. In handing down his order, Judge Paul Maloney rejected the Coalition to Protect Michigan Resource’s claim that biological harm is likely to happen to the resource and…

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On the Ground: Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to connect with your public lands? Come out and volunteer for wildlife with On the Ground this summer! Click below to view our upcoming events: Saturday, July 15 – Annual Manistee River Clean-Up with Steelhead Manifesto, Manistee County – Register HERE Saturday, August 26 – Mast-Producing Tree and Shrub Planting at…

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Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp is Underway

It is hard to believe, but the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp is already in its second week of operation for the 2023 season. Currently, we are hosting more than 30 9-11 year-olds for a week of overnight camp down at Cedar Lake. Last week we had 35-day campers join us to learn new outdoor skills…

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Senate passes commercial guiding legislation

January 2024 NRC Recap

The Michigan Senate, on a bipartisan vote, passed stakeholder-led commercial guiding legislation Thursday morning. Commercial guiding in Michigan is woefully unregulated – nothing currently exists in statute to prevent serial poachers from posing as legitimate guides. Senate Bills 103, 104, SB 105 aim to address that, though still need to pass through a House committee…

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