By Anna Mitterling, Michigan Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC
We all have busy schedules, especially once you have kids (at least that is what I am told will happen come October...). One thing I know is that the leaders of cooperatives put a lot of their personal time and money into organizing a cooperative and any cooperative functions that come up. Given all they have going on, and the time they sacrifice setting up a cooperative, we can all imagine and understand how disappointing it would be to do all the planning and grunt work for a cooperative meeting to only have a few folks show up.
Volunteers with MUCC’s wildlife habitat program complete projects on Michigan’s public land year-round; but the busier season of projects has begun! Last week a total of one thousand trees and shrubs were planted by volunteers between two projects in the Tuscola State Game Area and the Crane Pond State Game Area. A total of 24 students with the Reese High School Out-of-Doors Club took a day off from school to plant 500 trees in a wildlife opening in the Tuscola SGA on Friday; what a great way to participate on Earth Day. Then on Saturday, 10 volunteers planted another 500 trees in two different locations of the Crane Pond SGA.