Wetland Community Types in Michigan

Fen ecosystem at Shingleton State Forest

According to the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, a wetland is defined as an ecosystem that is saturated with water for varying periods and characterized by water-loving vegetation and soils. A few other important factors that distinguish wetlands from other ecosystems are soil chemistry, hydrology, species composition, and geographic distribution. Wetlands are important because they provide…

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MUCC receives $100k for new On the Water program

Michiganders will soon be filling recycling bins and dumpsters and improving aquatic habitat thanks to a new program called On the Water (OTW). Through a Consumers Energy Foundation Planet Awards grant, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) received $100,000 to kick-start this OTW initiative — a spin-off of the organization’s wildly-popular On the Ground (OTG) program.…

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