I have been serving with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) since February 3rd of this year, and it has been a wonderful experience. I have gotten to explore many parts of Michigan that I had never seen before. From the Shiawassee River State Game Area to Sault Ste. Marie, I have gotten to be in…

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MUCC’s On the Water (OTW) hosted a successful cleanup of the Red Cedar River this past Saturday at McCormick Park in Williamston. OTW partnered with the Ingham Conservation District, Friends of the Red Cedar and River Town Adventures to bring a total of 27 volunteers out to remove trash from the river. The volunteers split…

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This week’s public lands blog is about the public forests of Michigan. I feel particularly lucky to live here in Michigan, where I have so many opportunities to get out and recreate on public forest land. According to a study done by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2014 “Michigan is home to…

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Last week at the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area (SGA), Michigan United Conservation Clubs(MUCC) launched the On the Ground(OTG) virtual SGA Clean-up initiative. This initiative is meant to encourage folks to still be stewards of their public land as MUCC’s usual spring schedule of OTG events have been canceled as a result of COVID-19.    This…

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My service term is almost up with Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) and its time to start recruiting for another member to experience what this program can offer them. If you want to be involved in the conservation career field but don’t know where to start, try looking into this opportunity. Here are a few highlights…

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This week marks my fourth month serving here with MUCC. My service term ends this November and time is moving too fast. When I look back at all that I have down thus far, it amazes me. My expectations have been met and exceeded. I appreciate the positions diversity, just this morning I was bucking…

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For the fifth time, MUCC completed yet another successful Chainsaw Safety Training this past weekend (March 30th & 31st). The event was at full attendance with twenty-five individuals and five instructors. The Heavy Equipment Response Coalition, a non-profit organization, voluntarily helped run the course. Scott Peterson, a private business owner who specializes in teaching and…

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