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Updates & Stories

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

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Crew Member at Yellow River State Forest PC: Bella A No… Read More

Ode to a Wood Duck

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   CCMI MN Valley Crew Lead Veronica by a Compass Plant at Pauley WPA… Read More

Thanks for an Unforgettable Summer

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   I can’t believe February 1st was over six months ago. It seems like only yesterday… Read More

A Glimpse of Tamarac

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   The start of the project proved to be difficult. We had neoprene waders for a… Read More

End of the Summer Season

 By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   The remaining black-cap raspberries we didn’t pick. These are underripe and will be… Read More