2023 MUCC Conservation Calendar Available Now!

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Looking back and learning from the past allows us to grow, make changes and move forward. This year marked the 85th Anniversary of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), and we had a lot to celebrate. Welcoming new leadership on our MUCC Executive Board, a new inductee to the Conservation Hall of Fame and an investment in…

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Save The Date

Volunteers are the backbone of MUCC’s OTG program. Without people willing to give their time to statewide conservation initiatives the program wouldn’t exist. We cannot thank everyone enough for their dedication to wildlife, MUCC, and the OTG program. Fall is coming soon; the changing leaves are coupled with more OTG events. Keep reading to learn…

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New state game area, expansion included in $45.6 M appropriation

On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an appropriations bill funding the full slate of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommendations. SB 1028 appropriates $45.6 million in funding for projects including the acquisition of a new state game area (SGA) in Berrien County and the expansion of the Portland SGA.  Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC)…

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July 9th Harley Ensign BAS Shoreline Clean-Up

On Saturday, July 9th MUCC’s OTG program, Clinton River Watershed Council and Lake St Clair Walleye Association will be at the Harley Ensign Boating Access Site cleaning up the shoreline. This will be a very exciting event full of special guests. The United States Power Squadron will be giving a boating safety demonstration and performing…

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Does Camp Grayling lease expansion fall within the DNR’s mission?

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Expansion proposal leaves questions unanswered The DNR’s public meeting regarding the proposed lease expansion of Camp Grayling Wednesday left attendees with more questions than answers. The National Guard wants to expand the base’s current lease of 147,000 acres to 309,000 acres — more than doubling its current footprint. In order for the guard to do…

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‘Evolving military training methods’ cited for possible 162,000-acre lease expansion on state lands

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced an extension of the public comment deadline surrounding the 162,000-acre Camp Grayling lease expansion on Michigan public lands. A public meeting will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Kirtland Community College (4800 W. 4 Mile Road, Grayling). Members of the public are welcome to attend and…

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MUCC Call to Action! Critical Federal CWD Legislation Pending

Tell Senator Stabenow that CWD research and management is a priority for her constituents! On April 28, Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced legislation to provide federal aid to states for CWD research and management. This legislation, S.4111, is nearly identical to HR 5608 which passed out of the House of Representatives…

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