Updates & Stories

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

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

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

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

Give Invasive Species the Boot

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   You may have seen this sign at the entrance of many a park… Read More

Planting Trees

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Holes, waiting for trees to be planted. The Three Rivers Conservation Corps Crew had… Read More

Water Water Everywhere! The 2023 Flood Season at Fort Snelling State Park

By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  … Read More

Fire in Minnesota

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   As the season for prescribed burning has hit, it may behoove one to… Read More

Wild Animals

By Oscar Diaz, Veterans Corps Crew 3 / AmeriCorps Member   Hog nose snake at Wild River State Park One of the best… Read More

Fishing Opener in Minnesota

By Brent Cordie, Metro Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Opening Day of Fishing in Minnesota is a tradition many Minnesotans take… Read More