Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Celebrating a Decade of Service

The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has been developing leaders in conservation since 2007. We’ve come a long way over the last decade, from 9 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members in our first year to 30 members at host sites across the state in 2017, and our efforts and growth have not gone unnoticed. In 2015, we … More Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Celebrating a Decade of Service

Invasive Species Education in the Field

On October 10,  6th graders from Tawas Area Schools spent the afternoon moving through six different hands-on stations to learn about the impact of invasive phragmites on the Great Lakes ecosystem. The event took place at St. Joseph Health System in Tawas City where a patch of phragmites has developed on hospital property. Huron Pines … More Invasive Species Education in the Field

Forever Duncan Bay

Duncan Bay is one of the most ecologically significant areas along the Lake Huron shoreline. While there are studies that document the diversity and rare species, it really hit home to me when we took the Huron Pines staff out to this coastal wetland last summer. To have our team of biologists, educators, and geographers … More Forever Duncan Bay

Recent AmeriCorps News

Over the weekend a story broke about the Corporation for National and Community Service (the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program) being targeted in the federal budget for elimination. Huron Pines AmeriCorps is part of this national program that places over 80,000 people in communities across the nation. For Huron Pines, that was very … More Recent AmeriCorps News

BREAKING NEWS for the Au Sable River!

BREAKING NEWS–Grayling, MI Huron Pines is ecstatic to report that the State of Michigan’s Natural Resource Trust Fund (MNRTF) Board has just approved $3.1 million in funding for the acquisition of 1,020 acres on the Upper Au Sable River. The project has received a large amount of community support from Crawford County, Frederic Township, the … More BREAKING NEWS for the Au Sable River!


Beginning in 2013, the Charity Island Project is an excellent example of partner collaboration for the protection of natural areas and the development of place-based education programs. It is thrilling to see so many partners come together for such a unique place in Michigan, with each group bringing something special to the table and collaborating … More CHARITY ISLAND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT UPDATE