Michigan United Conservation Clubs adopted Outdoor Life's Conservation Pledge soon after it was created in 1946. In fact, we even held a statewide contest in 1950 to present President Truman with a wood-carved copy of the Conservation Pledge! To this day, we recite it before every meeting, as do most of our affiliated local conservation clubs. It reminds us every day what conservation is all about. The Conservation Pledge is as relevant today as ever.
Do you care about conservation? Take the Conservation Pledge today with Michigan United Conservation Clubs!
"I give my pledge as an American
To save and faithfully defend from waste
The natural resources of my country,
Its air, soil and minerals,
Its forests, waters and wildlife."
For more about the history of the Conservation Pledge, read this account from Outdoor Life.