Updates & Stories

Bringing people to the parks

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

Get your head in the game

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member My crew talks and laughs a lot as we work side by side. We discuss what we look… Read More

Finding wilderness in the city

by Gina Hatch, visitor services intern/ AmeriCorps member with Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program Refuge staff enjoy views of… Read More

When a big project disguises as a small project

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program April… Read More

A welcome break from buckthorn

by Annika Feight, central district crew member/ AmeriCorps member One can only chainsaw so much buckthorn before twisting, thorn-laden limbs start appearing in her dreams. Read More

Reducing your personal energy use

by Katie Traub, community and energy outreach/ AmeriCorps member with the Center for Energy and Environment through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program Did you know… Read More

Attention to detail

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

The miscellaneous days of summer

by Caroline Fazzio, central district crew leader/ AmeriCorps member The cold front hailing the coming of a thunderstorm. Changing weather often cause changes to… Read More

Waging war on wiley weeds

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member Sometimes this job is daunting. We suit up every day preparing to tackle a… Read More

Weathering the weather

by Jaleesa Houle, crew leader/ AmeriCorps member, central district One of the most challenging parts of our job is taking on the elements. My… Read More