Updates & Stories

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

Spring is here!

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member As my dear friend the Black-Capped Chickadee likes to sing, springs here! Snow is… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Alyson K. Quinn

Alyson is the director of the Minneapolis Nature Preschool, a non profit preschool that provides a nature-based early learning. Alyson has held several roles… Read More

Rest – Recharge – Retreat

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   A few weeks ago, Youth Outdoors… Read More

What is a Youth Outdoors Crew?

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Being part of a Youth Outdoors crew is similar to other Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa… Read More

Blog About a Bog

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member The last Tamarack Bog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Have you ever seen a Quaking Bog? I had… Read More

Start Small

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Each Conservation Corps Crew is different. My crew is unique where we work solely for… Read More

The Growth of Community

by Aden Herb, Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member with the Summer Youth Corps program of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa As a returning AmeriCorps member for… Read More

The hidden jewels of Minnesota lands

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program “No one… Read More

Lakeshore stabilization

by Jaleesa Houle, crew leader/ AmeriCorps member, central district Mississippi Crew 2019 This past week my crew was given the opportunity to work on a… Read More