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Updates & Stories

Road-trips, ravines, and rattlesnakes

By Kelsey Brock, Southern District, Mankato Crew Last month, our crew completed our first ten-day spike trip all the way to Nebraska. This started off… Read More

Water Trails: “So, what do you do?”

By: Erin Bjork, 10/9/18 “So, what do you do?” “I’m an AmeriCorps member, and most days I run chainsaws on boats.” “You what?!”  … Read More

Cedar Revetment

By Kelsey Brock, Southern District, Mankato Field Crew It’s nearly the end of the summer, and by now our crew has done a good variety… Read More

Duluth event engages 60 volunteers to tackle Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species in Fairmount Park

Conservation Corps has a long history of restoring Minnesota’s natural resources in the northeast region of the state and along the North Shore. Our office… Read More

Project Highlight: Three Rivers Wildlife Crew

By: Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator—August 24, 2018 The Three Rivers Wildlife Crew participated in a butterfly survey on Thursday, August 23 at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve in… Read More

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Deploys Nine Members to Puerto Rico

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 19, 2018 – After a previous disaster relief deployment in response to Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa deployed a new crew on Monday, July 16th to San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 30-day deployment of six AmeriCorps members and three staff will assist residents of San Juan who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria. Read More

Project Highlight: Matt Rassett

By: Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator—June 22, 2018 Matt Rassett serves as a Crew Member based out of Andover/Anoka, Minnesota. A typical day on… Read More

Stairway to learning: a Shakopee Crew in action

By: Melissa Cuff Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences now has a brand new 56 step stairway giving access to an… Read More

Hello, goodbye to burn season

By: Kelsey Brock Our crew has been working with a Scientific Natural Area crew in Windom, MN for the last few weeks. The majority of… Read More

Snowed-in Slumber Party

By: Ben Kleist The Spring Blizzard of ’18 will go down in history as the day that many victories and defeats were had. Like many… Read More