MUCC Welcomes Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Sarah Topp

MUCC Welcomes Sarah Topp | Photo: Del Belcher MUCC Welcomes Sarah Topp | Photo: Del Belcher
Gaylord Native Begins a Ten-Month Service with MUCC's On the Ground Program
Michigan United Conservation Clubs will host a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member this year to assist in its On the Ground (OTG) volunteer wildlife habitat program. Sarah Topp of Gaylord began her ten-month service as wildlife volunteer coodinator this week to help plan and manage the projects, starting with a chainsaw safety training this Saturday and a snowshoe hare project near Grayling next Saturday.
"We're very pleased to have such a talented candidate placed with us through Huron Pines AmeriCorps," said Drew YoungeDyke, field manager for Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). "She brings tremendous volunteer coordination and field experience to our program."
Topp earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Northern Michigan University in Biology. She completed two Pigeon River Country Association internships with Department of Natural Resources in summer of 2012 and 2013, where she maintained and improved 103 miles of recreational trails, coordinated volunteers for trail building and erosion control projects, conducted the bear-hair-snare study, and completed forest regeneration surveys within the Pigeon River Country State Forest
“I am both proud and excited for this opportunity to serve as an AmeriCorps member for MUCC directly benefiting conservation through sharing my knowledge and experience with volunteers.”
On the Ground (OTG) organizes volunteer wildlife habitat improvement projects on publicly accessible lands and waters around the state. This year the program is planning 25-30 projects to improve habitat for a wide variety of fish and game species. OTG is funded in part through a Wildlife Habitat Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and a Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network grant, and receives support from Outdoor Life Magazine's Open Country program and Huron Pines AmeriCorps.
Huron Pines AmeriCorps is a program of Huron Pines and is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Community Service Commission, Huron Pines and contributions from host sites. Huron Pines is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider.
Volunteers interested in learning more about OTG projects can contact Sarah Topp, Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator, at or (517)-346-6493 or

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