Kick Off the New Year By Helping Wildlife

What’s a better way to start the new year than helping improve wildlife habitat on public lands near you? Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) on January 13th and January 27th to help remove invasive vegetation to make room for native plants to grow.…

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On the Ground: Volunteers plant 100 mast-producing trees on public land in Kalkaska County

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, MUCC’s On the Ground program partnered once again with biologist Gib King of Land Ethic LCC to host volunteers at a mast-producing tree planting and brush pile building event in the Traverse City Forest Management Unit (Kalkaska County). In total, 23 volunteers planted one-hundred 5-6 foot trees including various crabapple,…

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On the Ground is headed back to Kalkaska County! Will you join us in improving wildlife habitat on public land?

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with Land Ethics, LLC as we plant mast-producing trees in the Traverse City Forest Management Unit in Kalkaska County. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10am-3pm. Lunch and all necessary equipment will be provided! We will be planting and fencing mast-producing trees that produce…

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On the Ground Volunteer Highlight: Tom Kelley

Meet Tom Kelley, local public land steward and active MUCC member and volunteer. Tom started volunteering with On the Ground (OTG) in March of this year and has already participated in five OTG events across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula! Tom earned a degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from Michigan State University in the early 90s,…

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On the Ground: Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to connect with your public lands? Come out and volunteer for wildlife with On the Ground this summer! Click below to view our upcoming events: Saturday, July 15 – Annual Manistee River Clean-Up with Steelhead Manifesto, Manistee County – Register HERE Saturday, August 26 – Mast-Producing Tree and Shrub Planting at…

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The summer volunteer event you’ve been waiting for! Join us for our Annual Manistee River Clean-Up on July 15

Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with Steelhead Manifesto as we clean-up trash in and around the Manistee River starting and ending at the High Bridge Boat Launch in Brethren. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, July 15 from 9am to noon (please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign-in and pick-up supplies). Find more…

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