Farewell from your Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

As the old saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Today is my final day as the Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) member serving with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). I began twenty-two months ago at the end of January, in 2020, and in that time, I’ve learned a great deal about how…

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2021-2022 Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program Positions are Open

The 2021-2022 Huron Pines AmeriCorps(HPA) positions have been posted, and Michigan United Conservation Clubs(MUCC) will once again be a host site. If you are unfamiliar, “The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has been developing leaders in conservation in communities across Michigan since 2007. Huron Pines AmeriCorps members strive to enhance Michigan’s natural resources and foster environmental…

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A Week To Remember

The week of May 17-23 was a non-stop week for the Huron Pines AmeriCorps(HPA) program. It began with members gathering outdoors at the annual HPA Camp, which took place this year near Tustin, Michigan. For the first time in this AmeriCorps term, I got to be amongst all of the other HPA members, and it…

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Happy AmeriCorps Week!

This week March 7th-March 13th, is National AmeriCorps Week!  I began my service with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) program in February of 2020. I applied for my first service term because I wanted to learn more about environmental issues here in Michigan and participate in hands-on work that benefits the forests, grasslands, waterways, and…

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A New Year and New Service Term

Last Monday, I began my second term of AmeriCorps service with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps Program and Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Throughout my first term with the program, I assisted MUCC’s field staff with the planning and operation of the On the Ground(OTG) and On the Water(OTW) field events. I am genuinely excited to be…

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A Great Year of Service

 Today is the final day of my first term of service with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program. Even though so much has occurred since I began my service, it is still hard to believe that ten months have passed since my first day. Back in February, like all other…

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OTG Wraps Up 2020 Field Season

This past Saturday, the MUCC 2020 field season wrapped up with an On the Ground native tree planting near Kalkaska. It was a crisp fall day, and I am thankful that it was dry because it was a very good day to be outside planting trees. This particular project was funded in part by a…

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MiCorps Stream Monitoring in Kalkaska!

On October 8, I woke up at 5:00 AM; the second my alarm went off, I was up like a child on Christmas morning. On this day, which to others might have been nothing but an ordinary Thursday, I was going on a stream monitoring adventure.     As I got in my car and began…

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OTW Partners for the 17th Annual Charlotte Conservation Day!

  On Saturday, October 3rd, 22 volunteers came together at Bennett Park for the 17th Annual Charlotte Conservation Day! Just as in previous years devoted conservationists from Charlotte and the surrounding community came out for the event, which was put on by the Eaton Conservation District, the City of Charlotte, and MUCC On The Water…

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What is AmeriCorps?

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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