Posts Tagged ‘Ontheground’

OTG: Looking Ahead

Final call for July OTG events This Saturday, July 20 marks the end of our July OTG events. We will be in the Gladwin State Game Area improving rabbit, ruffed grouse, and small game habitat and in Brethren hosting our annual Manistee River Clean-Up with Steelhead Manifesto. Take your pick between these two great events,…

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Volunteers Needed: OTG at Gladwin SGA

Are you a member of RGS, a ruffed grouse or rabbit hunter, or simply an outdoor enthusiast looking to improve habitat in Michigan? Then the On The Ground project at Gladwin State Game Area (SGA) is the event for you! On Saturday, July 20, MUCC is partnering with the RGS and DNR to improve wildlife…

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Celebrate Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month with OTG

What better way to celebrate Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month than by volunteering with MUCC’s On The Ground program to complete projects that directly benefit wildlife? July offers an abundance of opportunities to volunteer for the benefit of fisheries and wildlife habitat across the Lower Peninsula. Events for this month include river clean-ups and brush-pile building…

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OTG Convention Project at Backus Creek State Game Area

On Friday, June 21, a group of 19 volunteers composed of MUCC staff, board members, and affiliate club representatives came out to Backus Creek State Game Area (SGA) to enhance wildlife habitat and kick-off MUCC’s 82nd Annual Convention. After meeting at the DNR Customer Service Center in Roscommon, DNR Wildlife Biologist Mark Boersen led the…

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MUCC Celebrates Pollinator Week at Partnership Event in Mt. Pleasant

On Tuesday, June 18, Mid Michigan College hosted a pollinator workshop and designated a half-acre plot of campus land as pollinator habitat. In partnership with the Michigan DNR, Pheasants Forever, Huron Pines AmeriCorps and the NRCS, MUCC was proud to take part in the event and celebrate pollinators. The event kicked off at 11:00 A.M.…

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Pollinator Project at Mid Michigan College

Join MUCC, the Michigan DNR, and Pheasants Forever at Mid Michigan College’s Pollinator Project event in Mt. Pleasant! Pollinators play a critical role in sustaining ecosystems and human agricultural production, but their populations are currently experiencing radical declines. One way to combat this downward-trend in pollinators is by restoring their habitat. Mid Michigan College has…

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Summer OTG Events

The summer season is finally upon us, and that means our On The Ground program is packed with great events across the state. These events provide Michiganders with the opportunity to give back to their natural resources and are created in partnership with the Michigan DNR and other state and local conservation clubs. OTG focuses…

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On the Ground: Creating Safer Sawyers

For the fourth consecutive year, MUCC hosted a Chainsaw Safety Training course provided to members, volunteers with OTG, and the general public. In previous years, Chuck Oslund of Bay College has taught his safety system to groups of 15-35 participants with us. This year, there were 32 participants and instructors included Scott Peterson from SOS…

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On the Ground: Dansville State Game Area

Last weekend, a group of 12 volunteers improved wildlife habitat in the Dansville State Game Area. The project goals were to improve hunter access trails and build brush piles in the area for rabbitat. A total of ten large brush piles were built using the trees cleared from the pathway. The volunteers completed a project…

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On the Ground: Crane Pond SGA Annual Youth Rabbit Hunt 2018

Last weekend, I attended the Crane Pond State Game Area’s Annual Youth Hunt for the fourth year in a row. This year, there were over 30 participants and enough mentors and dogs for the entire group. The group split up into 5 smaller groups to hunt different sections of the state game area. Many of…

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