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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With just a couple of weeks before the summer camp season starts. We are still looking for a few more staff to help run our program down at Cedar Lake.  We need male counselors and a kitchen assistant. These are NOT volunteer positions, each staff person at camp is paid, with meals and housing provided.  …

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With a few sunny days last week and a short break from OTG Jr. field trips, I decided to sneak away from the cubicle farm at headquarters and join a former MUCC Education staffer to help take two groups of 5th graders fishing.  Mark Stephens who ran Michigan Out-of-Doors youth camp back in the ’90s…

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Michigan’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan is a statewide effort to reduce the environmental and economic damages caused by terrestrial invasive species (TIS). To assist in fighting terrestrial invasive species, there are programs like PlayCleanGo that allow the public to take action.  For more information on Michigan’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan, click here. To…

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