Updates & Stories

Wild Abundance

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   As someone who works in agriculture,… Read More

Trail Safety Tips: Enjoying Nature Responsibly

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Going on a hike is a great way to enjoy the beauty of… Read More

Harvesting Knowledge and Growth

By Mia Makovsky, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed with Dodge Soil Water and Conservation District   [Image Description] a person… Read More

We Didn’t Start the Fire… Or Did We? Prescribed Fire vs Wildland Firefighting

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Oftentimes, Corpsmembers in the Conservation Corps say that the work on fires we… Read More

Returning to the Buckthorn Site: Later in the Year

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member The Three Rivers Forestry and Nursery Crews began their Conservation Corps journey when… Read More

Project Highlights across Minnesota & Iowa

Explore these projects that Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa crews and Corpsmembers have completed! *Project locations are approximate. Read More

Top Five Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Being outdoors and enjoying nature can greatly enhance our lives and happiness. However,… Read More

The Path to Pollination – Building an Educational Tool

As a visitor services specialist at Fort Snelling State Park I help out with many different things. I answer phone calls, work at the front… Read More

AmeriCorps Service Term, Internship, Job… What’s the Difference?

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   As you scroll through the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) website, you… Read More

Lessons from Tomatoes: Growing, Pruning, and Fruiting!

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   The farm season is in full… Read More