Updates & Stories

The Ones Who Go Outside

By: Caroline Fazzio While swinging by the grocery store after work one day, a lady noticed my Conservation Corps shirt and stopped me briefly. “My… Read More

Our employees are experts

Our employees are experts. With degrees in environmental education, geography, biology and natural resource management and certifications as RXB2 burn bosses and arborists, Conservation Corps… Read More

Citizen Scientists

By: Danielle Yaste The International Water Institute (IWI) is a watershed based Non-Profit that has been working within the Red River Basin for over… Read More

Adventure Station

Need help planning your next outdoor excursion? Stop by the new Adventure Station at REI in Bloomington! The Minnesota Department of… Read More

Meet the 2018 IP’s!

By: Caroline Fazzio Spend some time chatting with CCMI members, and you’ll quickly realize how interesting everyone is. I have met some truly remarkable people… Read More

It’s all in a space

By: Caroline Fazzio It has been a little over a month since myself and five other DNR IP’s took up lairs in the St Paul… Read More

Kick start to a career

By: Rhyan Schiker My apprenticeship with the Lac qui Parle SWCD has transformed to fit many different roles over the past six months. What started… Read More

Individual Placement Experience: Kelsey Depew

By: Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator Recruitment season at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa will be in full swing in just a couple of… Read More

My other office is a canoe

I recently had the great pleasure of attending two Conservation Corps mid-year retreats; one for Individual Placements like me, and one for crews. The time spent with my fellow Corps members has been just the refreshment I needed. As Individual Placements, we don’t get as many opportunities to build camaraderie. It was nice to finally feel a true sense of community amongst my peers whether it was throwing down on the field during Corps Olympics or just relaxing around a campfire throwing a Frisbee. Victory was oh so sweet after my Olympics team, Loon, laid everything out there. Whatever hole was left from loss of dignity and sore muscles was quickly filled with s’mores. Besides the fun, I was glad we Individual Placements all got a chance to talk about our similar experiences; struggles, victories and all. Read More

Where are they now? Sean Wickhem

During his four years of service in the Corps, Sean Wickhem did everything from documenting scenic easement parcels by canoe to leading youth in community service, training people how to camp to installing solar panels. Read more. Read More