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Updates & Stories

Winter Prairie Seeding

By Luke Hilleshiem, Rochester Maples Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Prairie seeding happens between mid-October until it starts freezing, With the prairie… Read More

A Year in Photographs

By Dianna Soto, Mankato 1 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   The first picture is a purple-ish pink flower that was found at… Read More

Conservation of rattlesnakes in MN

By Luke Hilleshiem, Rochester Maples Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Here’s a little history about the population of rattlesnakes. In 1909 the… Read More

Crop Wealth Through Soil Health

By Anna Fairbanks, Agriculture and Water Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps member placed with Cottonwood SWCD   A corn field The summer season is here!… Read More

End of the Summer Season

 By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   The remaining black-cap raspberries we didn’t pick. These are underripe and will be… Read More

Tis the Season to be Burning

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Spring is among us. Good weather brings fire, so we must prepare our natural… Read More

Species Highlight: The American Woodcock

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member During college, the focus of my education was on wildlife and now during my… Read More

#JustCorpsThings

By Jenny Sherren, Rochester Oaks Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I have come to realize that there are a few niche things that just make… Read More

Spring in Southeast Minnesota

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Spring comes early down in the Southern part of Minnesota. Just a few… Read More

Looking Forward

By Jenny Sherren, Rochester Oaks Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I’m back for another term with Conservation Corps! I was happy to… Read More