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

“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

“Conservation Corps is super cool because you don’t have to have a ton of experience before you come in. You wanted to work outside but you don’t know how to get started? We’ll help you get started…”

Anna Kilian Individual Placement Member

Latest Updates & Stories

The Joys of Spring

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member My crew and I spent several weeks working with The Nature Conservancy doing prescribed burns. Read More

Q/A with Chia Xiong at Three Rivers Park District

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we reached out to collaborate with and share stories from AAPI members of our outdoors community. Read More

Bladder Bags and Canoes?

By Alexis Wyss, Arrowhead Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This spring I was fortunate to be part of one of the crews serving… Read More

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