Updates & Stories

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

Wild Abundance

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   As someone who works in agriculture,… Read More

Trail Safety Tips: Enjoying Nature Responsibly

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Going on a hike is a great way to enjoy the beauty of… Read More

Harvesting Knowledge and Growth

By Mia Makovsky, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed with Dodge Soil Water and Conservation District   [Image Description] a person… Read More

We Didn’t Start the Fire… Or Did We? Prescribed Fire vs Wildland Firefighting

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Oftentimes, Corpsmembers in the Conservation Corps say that the work on fires we… Read More

Returning to the Buckthorn Site: Later in the Year

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member The Three Rivers Forestry and Nursery Crews began their Conservation Corps journey when… Read More

Top Five Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Being outdoors and enjoying nature can greatly enhance our lives and happiness. However,… Read More

The Path to Pollination – Building an Educational Tool

As a visitor services specialist at Fort Snelling State Park I help out with many different things. I answer phone calls, work at the front… Read More

AmeriCorps Service Term, Internship, Job… What’s the Difference?

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   As you scroll through the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) website, you… Read More

Lessons from Tomatoes: Growing, Pruning, and Fruiting!

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   The farm season is in full… Read More