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The never ending winter

We all can agree that this has been an extra-long winter. After a weekend of nearly two feet of snowfall it feels as if spring… Read More

Pit falls

By: Kelsey Brock So, here we are, three projects in. One of these projects was an invasive species clearing in Lac Qui Parle State… Read More

We are Mankato Crew Two

By: Harley Lott (Pictured from left to right: Cory Halvorson, Jaci Ullrich, Krista Wermerskirchen, Harley Lott) A day out at barn bluff in Red… Read More

Learning and Burning

Each year around this time, Conservation Corps trains about 100 new Wildland Firefighters. Crews come together at Camp Ripley for an intense week of training… Read More

Drip Torches, Dragon guns, and Shania Twain

By: Kelsey Brock Hey everyone! I’m Kelsey, part of Mankato Crew one. So far, we have just finished three weeks of training (orientation, chainsaw, and… Read More

New Blogger! Harley Lott

Name: Harley Lott Crew/Program/Position: Mankato Crew 2/12-month field crew/ crew member Hometown: East Bethel, Minnesota College: Vermilion Community College Favorite food: Homemade Swedish meat balls… Read More

More than Just a Fancy Logo: My AmeriCorps Story

By: Caroline Fazzio When I left home for college, I was a bright-eyed eager kid ready to go learn how to change the world. The… Read More

New blogger! Kelsey Brock

Name: Kelsey Brock Crew/Program/Position:  Southern District, Mankato Crew/ field crew program / Crew member Hometown: Colville, Washington College: University of Wisconsin-Platteville Favorite food: Cream cheese… Read More

Field Crew Experience: Joseph Friedmeyer

By: Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator We connected with Joseph Friedmeyer to hear more about his member experience and share a glimpse of life… Read More

My Puerto Rican Deployment

By: Landon Acre-Kendall Three crew members in hard hats and CCMI work shirts pose together sitting on a large tree trunk with four other large trunk… Read More