Updates & Stories

Photos from the Forest

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member We have less than a month left in our term this year and I am shocked… Read More

Corps members double time fighting wildfires

Featured photo of Crew member with hose by Blia Lor, field crew leader, St Paul field crew.   So far this year, Conservation Corps Minnesota… Read More

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Fighting the Wildfires

By Molly Urban, Southern Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member I’ve had a total of 24 days on wildfire response so far this year, and it’s… Read More

Report From the Fire Line

By Calvin Keibler, Iowa Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   When I got the call that I was being sent on my first wildfire assignment,… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Douglas Todey

Douglas Todey currently works at the Dickinson County Conservation Board as a Roadside Vegetation Manager. Douglas served in 2016 and 2017 with the Iowa Field… Read More

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Deploys Crew for Derecho Clean-up in Iowa

In partnership with Volunteer Iowa and AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams (A-DRT) Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa deployed a crew of five AmeriCorps members at… Read More

CCMI responds to local community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every year Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) engages over 430 youth and young adults across the Midwest in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental… Read More

Time to say goodbye

by Caroline Fazzio, central district crew leader/ AmeriCorps member As the year comes to a close, so too do the many service terms of Corps… Read More

Conservation Corps MN & IA Responds to Iowa Flooding Disaster

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa deployed a crew to Hamburg, Iowa in response to the flooding natural disaster. This 30-day deployment of… Read More

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Deploys AmeriCorps members to Southwest Iowa

HAMBURG, IOWA, April 11, 2019 – Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa deployed a crew to Hamburg, Iowa in response to the flooding natural disaster. This 30-day deployment of 13 AmeriCorps members and two staff will assist Iowa community residents in Southwest Iowa of who are recovering from last month’s massive floods compounded by snow melt. Read More