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Updates & Stories

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

Pollinator Palooza

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

Golden Clams

By Lilly Bowman, Clean Water Corpsmember /AmeriCorps Member placed with Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District   Serving with the Sherburne County SWCD… Read More

The Circle of Life: Cutting and Planting Trees in Conservation Corps

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Planting trees is often seen as a very conservation-centered activity, and it is!… Read More

Volunteer Day

By Natasha Carlson, Bemidji Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   We had a volunteer day where the Bemidji crew, a field specialist, and a field… Read More

Twinflower and the teachings of Summer Youth Corps

By Joanie Fieser, Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Two delicate pink flowers dangle like bells from a spindly stem poking… Read More