Updates & Stories

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

Painting the invasives blue

by Jaleesa Houle, crew leader/ AmeriCorps member, central district One of my crew members, Levi Tollefson, spraying crown vetch on the edge of our… Read More

Seeding the Future

By Kelsey Brock, Southern District, Mankato Crew Much of what we do as Corpsmembers are defending against invasive species and try to keep them… Read More

Before and After: Fish Passage Restored

By Eimy Quispe, Conservation Apprentice with the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Field season this past summer has been incredible. Stream surveying for… Read More

Back to the Basics

By Caroline Fazzio, Individual Placement Program Although fall has officially begun, it was just a few weeks ago when the Minnesota State Fair was in… Read More

Apprenticing at the Pennington SWCD: A Photo Blog

By Kelsey Gunvalson, Conservation Apprentice Serving with the Conservation Corps has been an exciting opportunity where I have been able to put my interests and… Read More

All Things Invasive

By: Caroline Fazzio Spring is here (hopefully), and the ice and snow are quickly becoming distant memories. Soon the outdoor scene so iconic to Minnesota… Read More