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All Things Invasive

By: Caroline Fazzio Spring is here (hopefully), and the ice and snow are quickly becoming distant memories. Soon the outdoor scene so iconic to Minnesota… Read More

Citizen Scientists

By: Danielle Yaste The International Water Institute (IWI) is a watershed based Non-Profit that has been working within the Red River Basin for over… Read More

Adventure Station

Need help planning your next outdoor excursion? Stop by the new Adventure Station at REI in Bloomington! The Minnesota Department of… Read More

Snowed-in Slumber Party

By: Ben Kleist The Spring Blizzard of ’18 will go down in history as the day that many victories and defeats were had. Like many… Read More

The never ending winter

We all can agree that this has been an extra-long winter. After a weekend of nearly two feet of snowfall it feels as if spring… Read More

Pit falls

By: Kelsey Brock So, here we are, three projects in. One of these projects was an invasive species clearing in Lac Qui Parle State… Read More

Learning and Burning

Each year around this time, Conservation Corps trains about 100 new Wildland Firefighters. Crews come together at Camp Ripley for an intense week of training… Read More

Meet the 2018 IP’s!

By: Caroline Fazzio Spend some time chatting with CCMI members, and you’ll quickly realize how interesting everyone is. I have met some truly remarkable people… Read More

Drip Torches, Dragon guns, and Shania Twain

By: Kelsey Brock Hey everyone! I’m Kelsey, part of Mankato Crew one. So far, we have just finished three weeks of training (orientation, chainsaw, and… Read More

New Blogger! Harley Lott

Name: Harley Lott Crew/Program/Position: Mankato Crew 2/12-month field crew/ crew member Hometown: East Bethel, Minnesota College: Vermilion Community College Favorite food: Homemade Swedish meat balls… Read More