Updates & Stories

My Trip to Three Scientific and Natural Areas in One Day

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   The late spring days were… Read More

Corpsmembers Aid in Flood Response

Featured Photo by Noah Voss, Central Field Crew Leader.   AmeriCorps Members from Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa have spent thousands of hours responding to… Read More

David Minor

When There’s Too Much

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member The Brainerd crew was scheduled to work in Banning State Park pulling… Read More

Clearing a Path

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow There is so much always around me The bushes are thick with their summer leaves Twigs and branches… Read More

Internship at the MPCA

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   “It’s a great day at the MPCA” Those words couldn’t be any truer. I am currently interning at the… 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

Earth Day at Wargo Nature Center

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member When my project host told me about an individual service project opportunity at the… Read More

The Joys of Spring

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member My crew and I spent several weeks working with The Nature Conservancy doing prescribed burns. Read More

Q/A with Chia Xiong at Three Rivers Park District

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we reached out to collaborate with and share stories from AAPI members of our outdoors community. Read More

Bladder Bags and Canoes?

By Alexis Wyss, Arrowhead Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This spring I was fortunate to be part of one of the crews serving… Read More