On the Water has a packed 2020 field season! We might not have any events coming up in April but stay tuned for the rest of spring, summer and fall for a variety of events all around the state of Michigan! During this current time please remember to remain safe, practice good hygiene and social…

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Due to recent announcements and the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, all On the Water (OTW) volunteer events have been canceled for the month of April.  This includes all OTW events such as the Lake Lansing Beach Clean-up on April 4th and the Clinton River Clean-up on April 18th. There is a possibility that there…

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This past Saturday 17 volunteers came out to Burchfield Park in Holt to assemble 10 wood duck boxes. Volunteers came from around the lower peninsula of Michigan to spend the morning putting together wood duck boxes to help out the local population. The event started with coffee and donuts, followed by brief introductions by Burchfield…

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Have you heard? MUCC’s On the Water program which is funded through Consumers Energy’s Planet grant is helping out the local Wood Duck population Saturday, March 7th, come on out to Burchfield County Park and help restore the Wood Duck box population! That’s this upcoming Saturday! This is a fun, educational opportunity for the whole…

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MUCC’s On the Water program is filling up its calendar for its second field season. Check out the events below to see if there is an event in your neck of the woods. Everyone is welcome to come out and volunteer at one of these events! UPCOMING OTW EVENTS FOR 2020 MARCH MAKING WOOD DUCK…

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“The Wood Duck are one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees or in…

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European water-clover(EWC) is an aquatic fern that can be located on “slow-moving waters like oxbow lakes, floodplains of major rivers, stream banks, flood channels, ditches, man-made fishponds, clay-pits, gravel pits, pig pastures, rice fields, hemp- and flax-steeping places, and water bodies polluted with heavy metals (Ahmad et al. 2010; Strat 2012; Schneider-Binder 2014). It had…

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The next aquatic invasive species up this week is the Yellow Floating Heart plant! This invasive perennial aquatic plant is found in slow-moving rivers, ponds, and lakes. The flowers are bright yellow with five petals, located above the surface of the water and the leaves are circular or heart-shaped and are alternately arranged on the…

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Sea lamprey are cartilaginous, jawless fish that are generally marine and ascend freshwater rivers to spawn. “Sea lampreys are unique from many other fishes in that they do not have jaws or other bony structures, and instead possess a skeleton made of cartilage. While sea lampreys resemble eels, they are not related and are set…

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One of the most known aquatic invasive species Eurasian Watermilfoil is present in almost every state in the US. It was discovered in the states in the 1940s and has been spreading ever since. According to the Michigan Invasive Species,  “Eurasian watermilfoil inhabits water bodies ranging from fresh to brackish. Areas that have been disturbed…

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