Updates & Stories

Earth Day at Wargo Nature Center

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member When my project host told me about an individual service project opportunity at the… Read More

Talking Story with Mary Metchnek

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we reached out to collaborate with and share stories from AAPI members of our outdoors community. We… Read More

The Joys of Spring

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member My crew and I spent several weeks working with The Nature Conservancy doing prescribed burns. Read More

Bladder Bags and Canoes?

By Alexis Wyss, Arrowhead Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This spring I was fortunate to be part of one of the crews serving… Read More

Changing Seasons: Changing Projects

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This month for the Polk county crew, we have finished up our final burn… Read More

The Call of the Wild-Life: Western Chorus Frogs

By Sommer Meyer, Shakopee Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Right behind Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan lies the… Read More

Tis the Season to be Burning

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Spring is among us. Good weather brings fire, so we must prepare our natural… Read More

Anoka Crew’s First Burn

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Clouds of ash billow up from my footsteps. Flames lick the tall grass, coaxed by… Read More

Species Highlight: The American Woodcock

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member During college, the focus of my education was on wildlife and now during my… Read More

The Birdsong 2.0

By Spandan Buch, Metro Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog! Before we get to my post for the… Read More