In 2009, selected on-site waste water disposal for their topic.
In 2008, M4-HYCC discussed the role of phosphorous in water quality in Michigan. Their testimony helped lead to a ban on phosphorous in dishwasher detergent in Michigan.
In 2007, M4-HYCC discussed land use and "Cool Cities" in Michigan.
In 2006, M4-HYCC discussed expanded recycling efforts in Michigan.
In 2005, the M4-HYCC selected on-site waste water disposal for their topic. The testimony of the youth led to changes in theCurriculum to include information on septic systems.
In 2004, the M4-HYCC received a SEAWORLD/BUSCH GARDENS/FUJIFILM ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD. Also in 2004, the M4-HYCC presented to theMichigan Senate Committee on Environmental Affairs and about recycling and waste reduction in the state of Michigan.
In 2003, M4-HYCC presented additional information on the Michigan Heritage Water Trails Program. The council also presented information about recreational petroleum spills. This presentation led to the creation of several bills in the Michigan Legislature and a change in the Michigan Boater’s Safety Manual.The Council was also presented with the White Pine Award from the .
In 2001 and 2002, the Michigan Youth Conservation Council presented on the Michigan Heritage Water Trails Program. You can view the presentation they made to the Senate Committee. The bill they presented on, Senate Bill 415, was passed into law by the Michigan Legislature and signed by the governor.
In 2000, The Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council as a statewide 4-H club. Five regional teams were formed to more effectively research their selected conservation issue and encourage local action. The Council researched Non-native Invasive Species, Effects of Golf Courses on the Environment, Destruction of Wetlands, and Land Use Issues.
In 1999, M4-HYCC youth members gave testimony to the Senate Committee of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs on the very controversial issue of Bovine Tuberculosis in the white tailed deer population in Michigan and the importance in water quality and watershed education in schools. Senate Bill 529 was sponsored by Senator Ken Sikkema to support the Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council. The bill did not pass but funding was allocated to the operation of the M4-HYCC from the .
In 1998, current environmental issues. Michigan 4-H was presented the Senate White Pine Award because of the 4-H club local efforts in watershed education. The club had created a watershed model, and educational activities and given presentations to local schools. The Mecosta County 4-H clubs, along with other 4-H youth statewide, were the first members of the M4-HYCC.recommended a "youth conservation council" be formed to give youth the opportunity to voice their opinions on