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Updates & Stories

How to Choose the Right Conservation Corps Program for YOU!

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa has NINE different programs for prospective Corps members… Read More

Then and Now: Stories with the Corps

By D’artagnan Johnson, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   Recently I came across an interesting article that talked about my great-grandfather’s… Read More

A Summer at Shalom

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   Days for the Youth Outdoor 6 crew vary vastly. Our mornings typically… Read More

An Ode to Leafy Spurge

By Lucy Tschida, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member After a couple demanding weeks of pulling introduced (“invasive”) species in the metro… Read More

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

Working From Home: Out in Nature

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   When I looked into doing a Conservation… Read More

Rest – Recharge – Retreat

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   A few weeks ago, Youth Outdoors… Read More

Camper Cabin Rebuild

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Living in Minnesota usually means hearing about cabins. Folks visiting their cabins over the summer, putting… 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