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 habitat in the Gladwin SGA. Volunteers will cut and stack the limbs of felled trees to assemble brush-piles that can be utilized as habitat for rabbit, ruffed grouse and a variety of other wildlife. This project also removes diseased and invasive trees from the landscape and opens the understory for native vegetation regeneration.

This is a great opportunity to get outdoors, explore your public lands and have a lasting impact on Michigan’s fauna and ecosystems. What’s more, volunteers are given the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and have an immediate impact on an area or species they care about.

Project Details

OTG: Gladwin State Game Area (Orange)    

Date: Saturday, July 20

Time: 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Project: Tree trimming and brush-pile building to enhance wildlife habitat.

Location: Gladwin State Game Area (43.976280, -84.706279) off of South Rogers Avenue, Harrison, MI 48625

-Free lunch & t-shirts





  1. C. Last on July 11, 2019 at 10:02 am

    If the felled trees are viable they too can be utilized to enhance these grounds. Gun cleaning stations shooting stations benches fencing tables signs outhouses small buildings all can be made from those same Fallen trees by recovering the higher value of them. Better yet able to make the claim and everyone’s table that they recycled their logs and put them to a better use. Being able to teach volunteers not only the method but the skilled trade design and building of whatever is needed.

  2. Matt on July 11, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Hi. I want to volunteer for the rose lake state game area on 8/4/19. Can a person just show up or how does it work. What time would it start. Thanks

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