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Restoring Resources. Changing Lives.

At Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, youth and young adults grow as environmental stewards and leaders while giving back to the community through meaningful service.

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Browse opportunities that provide a meaningful experience while impacting the environment and your community.

Programs

Summer Youth Corps

Youth participants connect with the outdoors through paid hands-on conservation work during this summer residential program. AmeriCorps members spend the summer living outdoors while leading and supervising the youth.

Iowa Monarch Habitat Project

Iowa Monarch Crews travel and camp throughout the state while collecting data related to monarch butterfly habitat.

Our Impact

Over the past five years...

8,443

miles of trails & waterways improved or maintained

644,771

trees, shrubs, & forbs planted

2,529

youth & young adults engaged

Testimonials

“It’s a great experience. You make life-long friends and it’s not only impacting you, it’s impacting the whole community.”

Debraha Omot Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader

“Being able to be in a park every single day has been the part that I enjoy the most.”

Clara Brown Individual Placement Member

“You get a fire certification, and then there’s a sawyer certification as well. That’s basically what I came for was the certs and I got a lot more than that.”

Tanner Wilkins Iowa Field Crew Member

“I’ve learned a lot of new concrete trail building techniques. That’s really valuable, but I think maybe more valuable is meeting people who are in a similar place in their life as me and are similarly motivated.”

Carl Bohacek Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader

Latest Updates & Stories

A look at local (MN) turtles for World Turtle Day.

A look at local (MN) turtles for World Turtle Da­­­y. By Jake Richards, IT Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of… Read More

National Trails Day

A trail winding through the floodplain forest at Fort Snelling State Park By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed… Read More

Look up. Look down. Look around.

By RJ Ruotolo, Ozark Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Josh looking up, admiring a tall Sycamore tree. Look up, look down, look around. Read More

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