Updates & Stories

Looking Back

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member As my term is shortly coming to an end, I have been thinking back to some… Read More

Blooming Bouquets

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member As we transition into fall, some Youth Outdoors crews have begun their next youth term!… Read More

What is a Youth Outdoors Crew?

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Being part of a Youth Outdoors crew is similar to other Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa… Read More

Where Are They Now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Michael Wurth

Michael Wurth currently works as Community Engagement Director at Urban Boatbuilders. Michael served in 2012 and 2013 with the Central District Field Crew. Read on… Read More

Education’s role in conservation

by Katie Traub, community and energy outreach/ AmeriCorps member with the Center for Energy and Environment through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program Slide from energy… Read More

Water quality testing on a a cold Minnesota day

Youth Outdoors Crew YO3B Capstone Project by youth members Kenyon Barnett, Alejandro Flores, Armando Flores, Britney Florian, and Ehler Dwe On November 2nd, 2019 our… Read More

EcoRangers save the day

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member This summer, a dozen youth had the opportunity to serve in Saint Paul Parks and Rec’s EcoRangers program… Read More

Waging war on wiley weeds

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member Sometimes this job is daunting. We suit up every day preparing to tackle a… Read More

A week of problem solving

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member When people ask me what I do in my service term, I usually summarize thusly: “youth engagement and… Read More

Resilience Projects with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

For three years now, our Summer Youth Corps and Youth Outdoor crew members have partnered with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to work on projects dealing with climate resiliency. What is that you ask? Let's take a look! Read More