Since the beginning of February, I have been serving as the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member at Michigan United Conservation Clubs(MUCC). Last week was Michigan’s AmeriCorps week and since the beginning of my service term, I have encountered quite a few questions and I thought it was an appropriate time to answer the most common of…

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“It’s for the kids!” This was the overarching theme of the Project FISH workshop that I attended last week with MUCC On the Water(OTW) coordinator Emma Nehan.  The workshop was part of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, and was attended by roughly 30 teachers, outdoor educators and passionate conservationists from all…

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Written by Huron Pines Americorp Member Joe Dewan Photo Credits to Dave Courey On Feb. 22, 24 volunteers came out to help Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Maple River Wildlife Association improve wetland habitat at the Maple River State Game Area (SGA). This was the first…

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Don’t worry I still have seven weeks left of my service term, but the Huron Pines AmeriCorps member celebration was last Friday up in the Upper Manistee Headwaters Preserve.  All 20+ members and their supervisors were in attendance for the celebration.  The purpose of this event was to recognize our service in helping conserve Michigan’s…

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Only 38 days left of my service term with Huron Pines AmeriCorps as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist. MUCC never fails to keep me involved, as I have been to six events over the last 14 days. I was as far north as Gratiot/Saginaw county to the Ohio border at Lake Hudson. Here is a recap of…

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Have you ever wondered what goes into creating an OTG project? MUCC and the Wildlife Division of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), recognize that many people value the game areas and state forests, whether you are hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, or kayaking. We want to give you that avenue to further connect with your…

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Looking for something to do Saturday, August 17? You are more than welcome to join the On the Ground (OTG) program up in the Pigeon River Country State Forest (PRC) for another wildlife enhancement project. The PRC is a unique piece of land and OTG has been enhancing its wildlife habitat every year since 2014.…

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If you would have asked me to teach 60 kids about turkey hunting three years ago, I am sure I would have given you a very funny look. My first big game hunt was a turkey hunt in spring of 2017. You could say it was love at first hunt because to this day turkey…

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The OTG program has been very successful over the last six years. The growth of the program is heading in the right direction. MUCC has done a great job recruiting volunteers to work with local DNR wildlife biologists to impact more than a thousand acres of public land for wildlife, but there seemed to be…

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One of the first things I learned when starting my service term at MUCC was that I was not going to get my birthday off this year, MUCC’s 82nd Annual Convention fell on June 21-23, 2019.  Then came my question, what happens at the convention? I was given the Policy Resolution booklet from 2018 and…

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