Updates & Stories

Why do we cut down trees?

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Eastern Iowa Field Coordinator, Brad Lathrop, cutting black locust. Photo by… Read More

How I Connect with Nature

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   “One thing I’ve learned in… Read More

From student to master: My experience in a naturalist course

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   It isn’t… Read More

I’m awaiting my favorite sign of the season

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program. It’s… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Jacqueline Kovarik

Jacqueline Kovarik works with maps for a living as a Geographer with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Jacqueline served in the Corps in 2011… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Jennie Dieterman

Jennie is an entrepreneur and business owner. But before starting a business, Jennie served as a Corpsmember with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa! First as… Read More

Gearing Up In Iowa

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist / AmeriCorps Member Me, Bella, the New Recruitment Capacity Specialist in Iowa. Hello! My name is Bella and I’m… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Shelby Roberts

Shelby Roberts is the Education and Outreach Specialist at Scott Soil and Water Conservation District. Shelby served as an Individual Placement member in 2017. What… Read More

The Future is Green

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

How to Adapt Environmental Education in a Pandemic

by Kelsey Jennings, Urban Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR State Parks and Trails through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program When I started in… Read More