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Deep Portage Trail

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Picture credit: Jacob Hagestuen Picture credit: Jacob Hagestuen Finally, our first chance at a trail building… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Claire Patton

Claire is a Masters student at the University of Nebraska studying Community and Regional Planning. Before that though, Claire served on a Field Crew in… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Katey Cobbs

Katey works at North Shore Horizons as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate and Homelessness Case Manager. Katey attributes a strong… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Meghan Schwob

After serving as a Field Crew Leader in Brainerd in 2020, Meghan went on to work for the Forest Service, and later the National… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Lexi Schaefer

Lexi is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, pursuing a bachelors degree in Geoengineering. Lexi served in the Corps in… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Leah Dechant

Leah is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, completing a Master of Science in Geoscience. Leah is also helping complete research about… 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

Photos from the Forest

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member We have less than a month left in our term this year and I am shocked… Read More

Superior Hiking Trail Bridge Building

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Back in July, our crew spent a week working on the Superior Hiking… 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