Updates & Stories

Blooming Bouquets

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member As we transition into fall, some Youth Outdoors crews have begun their next youth term!… Read More

Ponds and Problem Solving

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   This past week, my Youth Outdoors Crew and I had a small project… Read More

Working From Home: Out in Nature

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   When I looked into doing a Conservation… Read More

Stop and Smell the (Wild)flower

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member   My boyfriend told me once on a walk earlier this summer that he “sometimes… Read More

What is a Youth Outdoors Crew?

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Being part of a Youth Outdoors crew is similar to other Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa… Read More

Where Are They Now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Michael Wurth

Michael Wurth currently works as Community Engagement Director at Urban Boatbuilders. Michael served in 2012 and 2013 with the Central District Field Crew. Read on… Read More

Cedar Tree Revetment

by Kaia Bierman, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member The start of the 2021 Field Crew term for the Watershed Crew was not what… Read More

My Journey as a Leader

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member Throughout high school, I found myself drawn to leadership roles. My first experience as a… Read More

Water quality testing on a a cold Minnesota day

Youth Outdoors Crew YO3B Capstone Project by youth members Kenyon Barnett, Alejandro Flores, Armando Flores, Britney Florian, and Ehler Dwe On November 2nd, 2019 our… 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