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Mapping and Cut-stumping Buckthorn

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Buckthorn is an invasive species originating from Eurasia brought to Minnesota for shrubbery in gardens and… Read More

Thanks for an Unforgettable Summer

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   I can’t believe February 1st was over six months ago. It seems like only yesterday… Read More

Serving in a Skatepark

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Here in Polk county we had prepared for the Dew tour. This was a… 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

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

Insectivorous plants and psychedelic rocks

By Alexis Wyss, Moose Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Here are some photos of the Moose Crew! In the photo of us going… 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

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Noah Korpi

During high school in 2018 and 2019, Noah spent two summers with Summer Youth Corps (SYC), spending the second summer on Isle Royale with the… Read More

Changing Seasons: Changing Projects

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This month for the Polk county crew, we have finished up our final burn… Read More

The Call of the Wild-Life: Western Chorus Frogs

By Sommer Meyer, Shakopee Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Right behind Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan lies the… Read More