Updates & Stories

Top Five Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Being outdoors and enjoying nature can greatly enhance our lives and happiness. However,… Read More

The Path to Pollination – Building an Educational Tool

As a visitor services specialist at Fort Snelling State Park I help out with many different things. I answer phone calls, work at the front… Read More

Twinflower and the teachings of Summer Youth Corps

By Joanie Fieser, Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Two delicate pink flowers dangle like bells from a spindly stem poking… Read More

Planting Trees

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Holes, waiting for trees to be planted. The Three Rivers Conservation Corps Crew had… Read More

Water Water Everywhere! The 2023 Flood Season at Fort Snelling State Park

By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  … Read More

National Parks in Minnesota

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member It is part of my to-do list to visit all of the State… Read More

The Great Mississippi Flyway

Experiencing the Spring Bird Migration at Fort Snelling State Park By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Fort… Read More

A Belated Women’s History Month Post

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member It has been brought to my attention that there is under-representation of females in… Read More

From Sap to Syrup: How we Make Maple Syrup

By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural… Read More

Our Quaint Quinzhee

By Krystal Binversie and Kaci Warneke, Individual Placement Members placed that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources   In February, we made our… Read More