Updates & Stories

Where Are They Now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Michael Wurth

Michael Wurth currently works as Community Engagement Director at Urban Boatbuilders. Michael served in 2012 and 2013 with the Central District Field Crew. Read on… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Benjamin Brehm-Stecher

Benjamin Brehm-Stecher currently works for the U.S. Marine Corps as a Rifleman. Benjamin served in 2016 with the Iowa Field Timbers Crew in Ames, Iowa. Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Kevin Dornink

Kevin Dornink currently works and owns Brothers Up North. They were recently featured by ABC 6 News in Rochester about their work… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Douglas Todey

Douglas Todey currently works at the Dickinson County Conservation Board as a Roadside Vegetation Manager. Douglas served in 2016 and 2017 with the Iowa Field… Read More

New Alumni Council Members

Anthony Bieker City, State currently living – Minneapolis, MN Favorite Food – Cheeseburger Pizza Favorite Outdoor Activities – Camping BWCA, biking, hiking, running. What are… Read More

Alumni Advisory Council Accomplishments

2017 marked the first year of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa’s Alumni Advisory Council. The council was created to support our mission and goals by… Read More


On Thursday, November 16, about 40 AmeriCorps members, staff and friends came together to celebrate the Corps at Alluvial brewing in Ames. Thank you for… Read More

Where are they now? Kristi Monsour

“Late nights around campfires, long rides in vans without air conditioning full of smelly people and random moments around camp is where all the magic… Read More

Where are they now? Janessa Palmer

“The most incredible thing was realizing the impact we could have after 48 hours or less with a group of individuals. Seeing children and parents… Read More

Where are they now? Vincent Welder

Sixteen acres of rain gardens maintained, 784 miles of trails built and improved, 211,489 plants, trees and shrubs planted. These are just some of the… Read More