Updates & Stories

What is a Youth Outdoors Crew?

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Being part of a Youth Outdoors crew is similar to other Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa… Read More

Where Are They Now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Michael Wurth

Michael Wurth currently works as Community Engagement Director at Urban Boatbuilders. Michael served in 2012 and 2013 with the Central District Field Crew. Read on… Read More

Blog About a Bog

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member The last Tamarack Bog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Have you ever seen a Quaking Bog? I had… Read More

Cedar Tree Revetment

by Kaia Bierman, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member The start of the 2021 Field Crew term for the Watershed Crew was not what… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Kevin Dornink

Kevin Dornink currently works and owns Brothers Up North. They were recently featured by ABC 6 News in Rochester about their work… 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

Keeping It Interesting

by Ashley Broussard, Agriculture and Water Outreach AmeriCorps Member with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program This past month I… Read More

EcoRangers save the day

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member This summer, a dozen youth had the opportunity to serve in Saint Paul Parks and Rec’s EcoRangers program… Read More

A welcome break from buckthorn

by Annika Feight, central district crew member/ AmeriCorps member One can only chainsaw so much buckthorn before twisting, thorn-laden limbs start appearing in her dreams. Read More

Weathering the weather

by Jaleesa Houle, crew leader/ AmeriCorps member, central district One of the most challenging parts of our job is taking on the elements. My… Read More