Guest Author Paige Filice- MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator Urgent action is needed to stop the spread of invasive European frog-bit in Michigan. European frog-bit is a free-floating aquatic plant that thrives in slow-moving waters with little to no wave action and wetland areas with vegetation like cattails and phragmites. It was recently discovered in…

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Tonight is my Christmas Eve, the evening before the southern zone waterfowl opener. Tomorrow is one of my favorite and most anticipated days of the year.  Although I have already hunted several times during early goose/teal and snuck up north for a day in the middle zone, the south zone is where I spend the…

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Despite being unable to hold its Annual Convention in-person, Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ members voted through 14 resolutions in an online format that ended this week. In total, 24 policy resolutions were brought forth for members to weigh. Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the in-person, grassroots debate that makes MUCC so powerful, no resolutions…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people are realizing the benefit of getting outside to recreate as a healthy respite from the quarantine. As several of us already know, activities such as casting a line into our favorite lake, going out for a spring turkey hunt or going for a walk in the woods are…

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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 the last several decades.  This year it is once again combining with the Lakefront and Cottage living show.  Your admission to one of these shows gives you…

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My name is Joe Dewan and I am a member of the 2020 Huron Pines AmeriCorps program. I am very excited to be serving as the Engagement Specialist with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). I grew up in East Lansing, not far from the MUCC office, and as a kid had a passion for exploring…

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Hello, my name is Emma Nehan, and I am the new On the Water Coordinator. I was born and raised in Troy, Michigan. At a very young age, my parents took me and my sisters camping, swimming, biking and hiking which kick-started my love for the outdoors. I love backpacking and spending countless hours immersed…

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