Posts Tagged ‘Huron Pines AmeriCorps’

Huron Pines AmeriCorps Celebration

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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Checking in on our AmeriCorps Member

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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OTG: Behind the Scenes

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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PRC: Oh, how we love our oak trees

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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Turkey-Time at Camp

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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Have You Read OTG’s New Monthly Newsletter?

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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MUCC’s Annual Convention: From a Newcomer’s Perspective

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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Project Learning Tree & Project WILD Training

One of the many things that attracted me to the Huron Pines AmeriCorps(HPA) program was the ability for members to expand in areas they wish to improve upon through participating in several training workshops/events/projects across the state. Each member gets to choose two (or more) training events in which they wish to participate in. Essentially,…

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MUCC & HPA at Crandell Park Water-Festival

Before I became a Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) member, I worked for the Barry Conservation District in Hastings, MI.  While I was there, I got to know the Watershed Coordinator for both Barry and Eaton Counties, David Comeau. He is passionate about educating the public on our watersheds. He created a community event that was…

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Catching up with our Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

I am almost halfway through my service as MUCC’s Huron Pines AmeriCorps member. Just recently I had my mid-year evaluation with Shaun (my supervisor) and Sarah Topp (Huron Pines AmeriCorps Coordinator). I have been off to the races since starting my service and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would like to break…

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