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 The Muskegon Conservation Club 
Serving Michigan and the Muskegon area since 1941

I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully to defend from waste the natural resources of my country

 - its air, soil, and minerals, its forests, water, and wildlife.


 

Club Address:
1921 Lake Ave. N. Muskegon, MI  49445



Club Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm 





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Welcome to our Club's web site!   

The main purpose of the web site is to post information pertaining to the Club and its activities, including the Club newsletter, The Muskegon Sportsman, which is posted monthly on The Sportsman page.  In order to view the Sportsman you'll need Adobe Reader, available free from adobe.com .  Install it, click on the Sportsman link on the left, then the issue you want to view, and read about Club news, including minutes from the last meetings, marina information and rates, notices of upcoming meetings for MUCC, Hunter Safety, and Sportsmen for Youth.

The Muskegon Conservation Club is affiliated with MUCC, the Michigan United Conservation Clubs.  Part of our members' dues is forwarded to MUCC to maintain membership for each MCC member in MUCC.  The MUCC may be the most influential and effective voice for conservation in Michigan. The MUCC has been involved for decades in promoting laws to protect the environment and maintain adequate habitats for hunting and fishing.  The organization also supports conservation education through school programs, Hunter Safety Training,  and summer camp for kids.  The Muskegon Conservation Club  helps sponsor the summer camp, and is always looking for children to sponsor.  The camp week is an exciting and often new experience, as the kids learn about enjoying and preserving nature, as well as receiving instruction in skills like archery, fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, forestry, wildlife identification, and basic firearm safety.  Campers have the opportunity to earn their hunter education certificates.


MUSKEGON CONSERVATION CLUB MARINA

One of the great features of the Muskegon Conservation Club is the  MCC Marina.  The Club's marina may be the coolest marina on Muskegon Lake, if not Lake Michigan.  Our Muskegon marina has 120 boat slips, from 20'-32', with some accommodations for even larger boats.  The marina is the major source of income for the Club, even though the rates are among the lowest on the Great Lakes. That is because our marina isn't a business, but rather a cooperatively owned and managed facility, staffed only by volunteers who are willing to give their time and effort to supporting the marina and the rest of the Club property.  To find out more about the MCC Marina, click here:  MCC Marina

OTHER FEATURES:  In addition to the modern marina and bathhouse, the Club offers 17 acres of exploration at a premier property on Muskegon Lake, with a rustic campground area right on the beach, nature trails, and many native flora and fauna.  

HOW TO JOIN:  Membership Dues for the Club are only $30/yr, from March through February.  That is for one membership, which may be shared with spouse and family.  If your spouse wants to be a member, and thus be able to visit the club without you, the additional cost is $15.  These amounts cover the member's membership in MUCC, as well as Club maintenance costs.  All you have to do is write a check to the Muskegon Conservation Club for yourself and/or spouse, and send it, along with your name, address, phone number, and email address if you have one, to The Muskegon Conservation Club, Box 5319, N. Muskegon, MI  49445.  For your convenience, at the bottom of this page is a link to an application form you can print and send in.


Muskegon Conservation Club

New Member Orientation

 History of the Club

    1. In February 1941, a group of over a hundred Muskegon area sportsmen, having become concerned about the disappearing game from the area, formed a sportsmen's club for the preservation and propagation of game and fish. Their goal was to improve outdoor activities. Naming the organization "Muskegon Conservation Club," they elected Officers and a Board of Directors and adopted their Constitution and By-Laws.
    2. At first the club members planted and sold Christmas trees and raised and released pheasants into the wild. They joined with other clubs to lobby the lawmakers to help promote sensible game management and environmental regulations. Membership burgeoned to over 3500 individuals.
    3. In July, 1945 the club bought the 27 acre lakefront property known as the Gow Dock on the northern shore of Muskegon Lake, from the county and cities of Muskegon and North Muskegon. Club members built a pavilion close to the entrance, where many of these recipes have been tested. Later, a kitchen and clubhouse and finally a bathhouse and laundry were added
    4. In May of 1951, through letter writing and public outcry, the club was instrumental in preventing a huge corporation from moving onto the former Pigeon Hill site. The chemical company settled in nearby White Lake, which our club also opposed. This turned out to be an unfortunate turn of events for our northern neighbors, whose cleanup will take hundreds of years.
    5. Club members established, and still support, the Muskegon Environmental Research and Education Society (MERES), which operates the nearby Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve.

 

Committees

                        Formal – In Bylaws

                                          i.    Shore Committee

                                        ii.    Membership

                                       iii.    Building and Property

                                       iv.    Governmental Relations

                                        v.    Education

Informal

                                          i.    MERES

                                        ii.    Club House Deva

                                       iii.    Tree Czar

                                       iv.    Club House Rental

                                        v.    Sportsmen for Youth

                                       vi.    Adopt a Highway

                                      vii.    Wireless Internet Czar

                                    viii.    Women Action Conservation Organization

Facilities

                        Rental of Club House

                                          i.    Screened In Area

                                        ii.    Kitchen

                                       iii.    Club House

Laundry

                                          i.    Washer $1.25

                                        ii.    Dryer $

                                       iii.    Iron

Ice $1.00 donation, help your self to ice bag.  Cash box is on windowsill (need correct change)

Power Washer $10.00 for self use


  1. Land Use
    1. For those who have a slip,  mowing your grass is your responsibility, as well as the area across from you if there are no slips.  The club has two mowers for your convenience, which are kept in the metal storage building.  If mowers don't start, try cleaning out air filter, if still not running, contact member of Board, Building & Property Board, or other officer.
    2. There are to be NO campfires in front of boats, whether in a closed container or not. All fires are to be held in one of two burn pits, either at the campground beach or at the Area 4 burn pit.
    3. Five designated spaces by the pavilion have electric available at $10.00 daily. Primitive camping is available at Camp Delmar, Wheeled vehicles, $8.00 and tents $6.00 daily. All camping is limited to a 14 day duration. Recreational vehicles used for transportation to the Club must park in designated areas.
    4. Transient boaters shall be approved by the Shore Committee, who will collect $10.00 per day dockage or $50 a week.
    5. Do not cut any trees on the property without checking with the President and Tree Czar
    6. Pump Out station.  Members may use the pump located next to the lifting well. 
    7. No fireworks on any of the property.
    8. Fishermen, do not go on any dock, they are privately owned.
    9. Designated fishing areas are, Area 1, far end to the right only.  Launch ramp, lift out well, only if no one is there.  Between area three and four at sea wall.  Area four, far end to the right only. On beach. 
    10. You may not anchor in the boat channel.
    11. You may not fish near any boat slip where there is a boat.

 

 

  1. Be Polite
    1. If you have a dog, it must be on a leash.
    2. Don’t walk across other peoples' slip property. 
    3. Don’t be loud at night when others are trying to sleep.
    4. If you see something that needs fixing or cleaning,  please take it upon yourself to do it – if cost is involved, see the President.

 

  1.  Fun Activities
    1. Ice Cream Social Memorial Day Weekend
    2. Family Hot Dog Roast
    3. Fourth Of July Pot Luck
    4.  Karaoke
    5. 70’s Dance
    6. Halloween Costume Party
    7. Christmas Holiday Party

                                            See dates and times posted on bulletin board or the website 

 WebSite:  www.muskegonconservationclub.org

On the Website for the Muskegon Conservation Club you will find additional information

                                          i.    Sportsman News

                                        ii.    Calendar of Activities for the year

                                       iii.    Bylaws

                                       iv.    Marina Rules

                                        v.    History

                                       vi.    Photo Gallery

                                      vii.    Fishing News

Wireless Internet available at the Club