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Updates & Stories

Indigenous Land Management Resources

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   November is Native American Heritage Month! For my blog post this month, I wanted to… Read More

5th annual Careers after the Corps prepares members with career resources

On Friday November 4th, Conservation Corps MN & IA (CCMI) hosted it’s 5th annual Careers After the Corps event. This marks the third year that… Read More

Being Proactive

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Crew Lead Veronica sighting off the St. Lawrence unit’s southern bluff. [Picture Description] A… Read More

What is an Individual Placement?

You may be familiar with our field crews and how they serve outside doing conservation projects with different agencies. Did you know we also have… Read More

Mapping and Cut-stumping Buckthorn

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Buckthorn is an invasive species originating from Eurasia brought to Minnesota for shrubbery in gardens and… Read More

Why I Joined the Corps

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   I first learned about Conservation Corps through a career fair at my college. I was… Read More

Top 5 Natural Areas to Explore in Iowa

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Iowa may seem like a state full of farmland (and it… Read More

Un/finished – The Story Continues

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Swamp bridge at Hurstville Interpretive Center in IA A morning devotional I’ve been going through… Read More

Deep Portage Trail

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Picture credit: Jacob Hagestuen Picture credit: Jacob Hagestuen Finally, our first chance at a trail building… Read More

The Barred Owl

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   This spring, I talked about my experience with volunteering at the Wargo Nature Center’s… Read More