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Top 5 Natural Areas to Explore in Iowa

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Iowa may seem like a state full of farmland (and it… 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

Restoring Resources Changed My Life

By Braden Kowalski, Duluth Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   When I first thought of joining the Corps, I really didn’t know exactly… Read More

Looking Back on Arbor Month

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   One thing that drew me to Conservation Corps, and to the Anoka Field Crew Leader… 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

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

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