Updates & Stories

Spotlight on Minnesota’s State Flower: The Showy Lady’s Slipper

By Ava Schimnowski, Aquatic Plant Management Specialist Individual Placement /AmeriCorps member at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife   Lady’s Slipper… Read More

A Day in the Life at an SWCD

By Kyle Dahlquist, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed at Pennington SWCD   My first foray into conservation began in the Fall… Read More

Green Spaces: A link between urban life and the natural world

By Jake Richards, IT Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Trails  … Read More

The Spring Songbird Migration!

By Kate Carnahan, Outdoor Recreation Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Trails… Read More

Signs of Spring

By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  … Read More

A Black History Month Conversation

By Joseph Dobbins II, Friend of CCMI Introduction Hello, hello! I am Joseph Dobbins II, and I am honored to have a platform for… Read More

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