Posts Tagged ‘OTG’

OTG Reaches Volunteer Milestone at Event in Gwinn

Over 25 volunteers braved the cold and rain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to complete a habitat improvement project in the Gwinn State Forest on Saturday, May 18th. In collaboration with MUCC, RGS, and the MDNR, these volunteers planted 85 crab apple trees and 250 fruit shrubs in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We began…

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2 Days, 300 Hawthorn Seedlings and 480 Lbs. of Garlic Mustard

It has been a productive week for MUCC and our OTG Jr. Program! Despite an OTG Jr. event cancellation due to poor weather on Thursday, May 9th, me, Shaun, Autumn and Morgan still went out to Cass City to complete the tree planting project. After meeting with DNR Wildlife Biologist Tammy Giroux, we drove out…

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MUCC Welcomes New Habitat Volunteer Coordinator

Hello, My name is Makhayla LaButte, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Habitat Volunteer Coordinator with Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I have experienced first-hand the value of Michigan’s natural resources and the challenges we face in conserving them for sustainable, multiple uses. So ingrained…

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Ultimate Sportshow Grand Rapids

With hints of spring in the air, but Mother Nature still taking her sweet time to warm up, cabin fever can really have a hold on you. However, there is something to do on the west side of the state this weekend that will get you off the couch. The Ultimate Sports Show Grand Rapids…

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Educating Students on OTG and the Kirtland’s Warbler

The Kirtland’s Warbler has been threatened by the decline of its much-preferred habitat, the jack pine forest. The US Forest Service and many other conservation organizations are working hard to help the bird and its habitat. Creating educational materials to present to the public is an impactful way for everyone to get involved. A couple…

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MUCC Welcomes Our New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

Hello, my name is Autumn Christenson and I am the new Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, serving with MUCC for the next 10 months as their Engagement Specialist. This blog aims to tell you a little bit about my background and my Huron Pines AmeriCorps service here at MUCC. Although born in Indiana, I moved up…

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MUCC/HERC Chainsaw Safety Training 2019 Registration Open

Registration is open for the Chainsaw Safety Training course hosted by MUCC and HERC On Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8am – 5pm both days, Michigan United Conservation Clubs OTG Program and the Heavy Equipment Response Coalition will be hosting a two day Chainsaw Safety Training program at the Rose Lake…

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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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