Updates & Stories

What Should Have Been an Ending is Just the Beginning

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   My internship at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) has been an… Read More

Meet the Duluth Crew, Again!

By Braden Kowalski, Duluth Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   I am a member of the Duluth Crew, which is one of four… Read More

Then and Now: Stories with the Corps

By D’artagnan Johnson, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   Recently I came across an interesting article that talked about my great-grandfather’s… Read More

A Summer at Shalom

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   Days for the Youth Outdoor 6 crew vary vastly. Our mornings typically… Read More

How I Gained Confidence Exploring the Outdoors Solo

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

Barbed Wire: Search and Destroy

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   July started out on our second week with Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge. Our project… Read More

Prairie Restoration and Pocket-sized Toads

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Summer is in full swing! The days are long and hot, and there’s a lot… Read More

From CCC to Now

By D’artagnan Johnson, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   The Civilian Conservation Corps was a work relief program established in 1933… Read More

An Ode to Leafy Spurge

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member After a couple demanding weeks of pulling introduced (“invasive”) species in the metro… Read More

Respecting your Local Wildlife

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Midnight Raccoon snack, the tent did not survive Disrespecting animals is a one-way ticket… Read More