"We'll be removing fences, improving access trails, making access points more easily identified and some general cleanup work," says Drew YoungeDyke, grassroots manager for Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the coordinating organization for the On The Ground program and inaugural recipient of one of Outdoor Life's Open Country awards for its work in area of public access. "The area we're working in is known as the 'Hackett Lake tract' and it was once privately-owned before being purchased with funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for public use. The Open Country grant program is really valuable to this effort. Funding plays a big role in what we're able to accomplish each year. And, trust me, every dollar helps."