Updates & Stories

Celebrate Black History Month With Us

Originally posted in February 2021; Updated February 2024 We invite you to celebrate Black History with us this month, and beyond. Conservation Corps Minnesota &… Read More

Summer Youth Corps Update

Last summer, the Summer Youth Corps (SYC) program of Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa (CCMI) experienced the tragic loss of youth member, Anne “Annie” Messelt. Read More

Reflecting on a Season as a Drone Technician: Navigating Challenges, Embracing Growth, and Building Memories

Originally published by Monarch Joint Venture on December 13, 2023. The Monarch Joint Venture’s (MJV) Remote Sensing Program is revolutionizing… Read More

The Maajii-akii-gikenjigewin Field Crew’s First Year!

By Hillary Olsen, Maajii-akii-gikenjigewin Crew Field Coordinator Article originally published in the January 2024 edition of Nagaajiwanaang • Dibaajimowinan.    [Image… Read More

Winter Prairie Seeding

By Luke Hilleshiem, Rochester Maples Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Prairie seeding happens between mid-October until it starts freezing, With the prairie… Read More

A Year in Photographs

By Dianna Soto, Mankato 1 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   The first picture is a purple-ish pink flower that was found at… Read More

Inspirational Land Stewards

By Cydnee Van Zeeland, Central Field Coordinator If you are a landowner looking to make a positive impact on the environment a conservation easement may… Read More

Indigenous Food Systems and Resources

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   November is Native American Heritage Month!… Read More

Fall Tree Harvest

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   The end of October and early November, marks the harvest at the Three… Read More

Grant-in-Aid Workshops

By Morgan Wendt, Off Highway Vehicle Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Trails  … Read More