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The Intersection of Disease and Bats

by Kelsey Jennings, Urban Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR State Parks and Trails through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program As a budding microbiologist,… Read More

CCMI responds to local community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every year Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) engages over 430 youth and young adults across the Midwest in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental… Read More

A New Appreciation for the Outdoors

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member I had barely begun my position as a field crew/ AmeriCorps member with Conservation Corps… Read More

Working With Uncertainty in a New Norm

by Ashley Broussard, Agriculture and Water Outreach AmeriCorps Member with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program As an Agriculture and… Read More

How to Connect With the Outdoors While at Home

By Sidney Hauck, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa through the Individual Placement program Go for a walk around… Read More

The Reason Anyone Can and Should Join Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

By Sidney Hauck, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa through the Individual Placement program Generalists triumph in a… Read More

Time to say goodbye

by Caroline Fazzio, central district crew leader/ AmeriCorps member As the year comes to a close, so too do the many service terms of Corps… Read More

Exploration of novelty

By Kaia Bierman, urban outreach specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Parks and Trails through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program Individual Placement/ AmeriCorps members at… Read More

Serving with the Corps: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

by Gina Hatch, visitor services intern/ AmeriCorps member with Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program “Whenever I see the Conservation… Read More

The hidden jewels of Minnesota lands

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program “No one… Read More