Updates & Stories

Take More, Take Less

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member When completing our wildland firefighting in-person training, we learned the communication technique used on a… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Benjamin Brehm-Stecher

Benjamin Brehm-Stecher currently works for the U.S. Marine Corps as a Rifleman. Benjamin served in 2016 with the Iowa Field Timbers Crew in Ames, Iowa. Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Kevin Dornink

Kevin Dornink currently works and owns Brothers Up North. They were recently featured by ABC 6 News in Rochester about their work… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Douglas Todey

Douglas Todey currently works at the Dickinson County Conservation Board as a Roadside Vegetation Manager. Douglas served in 2016 and 2017 with the Iowa Field… Read More

RX Fire: A year in the prairie

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program I find it very… Read More

Here’s What I’m Working on Right Now

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program I feel like this… Read More

Time to say goodbye

by Caroline Fazzio, central district crew leader/ AmeriCorps member As the year comes to a close, so too do the many service terms of Corps… Read More

Late November spiking – and burns!

by Jaleesa Houle, Central Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member Working outside gets tough when it gets cold, and the month of November was… Read More

When a big project disguises as a small project

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program April… Read More

Restoring the prairie

by Annika Feight, central district crew member/ AmeriCorps member If you have spent any time at some of the Three Rivers Park District’s lands, you… Read More