Updates & Stories

Corpsmembers Aid in Flood Response

Featured Photo by Noah Voss, Central Field Crew Leader.   AmeriCorps Members from Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa have spent thousands of hours responding to… Read More

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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

A Letter to Current Corpsmembers

Hello and welcome! My name is Molly Urban and I am writing this letter on behalf of myself and the rest of the CCMI… Read More

One Rough Day

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member It always amazes me how a day, an hour can change the trajectory of life. Read More

Why do we cut down trees?

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Eastern Iowa Field Coordinator, Brad Lathrop, cutting black locust. Photo by… Read More

Helping hands for Minnesota floods

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   The past two weeks I was able to meet the best people and… Read More

How I Connect with Nature

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   “One thing I’ve learned in… Read More

Earth Day at Wargo Nature Center

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member When my project host told me about an individual service project opportunity at the… Read More

Talking Story with Mary Metchnek

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we reached out to collaborate with and share stories from AAPI members of our outdoors community. We… Read More