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Updates & Stories

Prairies

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member Conservation Corps Member in the Loess Hills Prairie Let’s talk about prairies. Read More

From CCC to Now

By D’artagnan Johnson, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   The Civilian Conservation Corps was a work relief program established in 1933… Read More

An Ode to Leafy Spurge

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member After a couple demanding weeks of pulling introduced (“invasive”) species in the metro… Read More

Respecting your Local Wildlife

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Midnight Raccoon snack, the tent did not survive Disrespecting animals is a one-way ticket… Read More

Insectivorous plants and psychedelic rocks

By Alexis Wyss, Moose Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Here are some photos of the Moose Crew! In the photo of us going… Read More

Restoring Resources Changed My Life

By Braden Kowalski, Duluth Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   When I first thought of joining the Corps, I really didn’t know exactly… Read More

My Trip to Three Scientific and Natural Areas in One Day

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   The late spring days were… Read More

When There’s Too Much

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member The Brainerd crew was scheduled to work in Banning State Park pulling… Read More

Looking Back on Arbor Month

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   One thing that drew me to Conservation Corps, and to the Anoka Field Crew Leader… Read More

Clearing a Path

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow There is so much always around me The bushes are thick with their summer leaves Twigs and branches… Read More