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Updates & Stories

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

Project Highlight: Alex Bahr

By: Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator The warm spring sun has finally arrived and Alex Bahr, who serves as a Crew Leader for the… Read More

Our employees are experts

Our employees are experts. With degrees in environmental education, geography, biology and natural resource management and certifications as RXB2 burn bosses and arborists, Conservation Corps… Read More

Meet the 2018 IP’s!

By: Caroline Fazzio Spend some time chatting with CCMI members, and you’ll quickly realize how interesting everyone is. I have met some truly remarkable people… Read More

Class is in session… outside!

Original images from John Rudolph, East High School [Image Description] Yellow text reads “Welcome to the Duluth East Outdoor Classroom And Wildlife Sanctuary 11/16/17.” Two… Read More

Youth complete spring term with service projects

To culminate their 11-week service term, participants in the Youth Outdoors program design and implement service projects in communities where they serve.  Read More