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Updates & Stories

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

CCMI Receives Grants to Support Disadvantaged Youth

Contact: Melissa Cuff Conservation Corps 651/209-9900, ext. 26 Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa receives grants to support disadvantaged youth St. Paul, Minn.,… Read More

Field Specialist Experience: Abby Cyr

By: Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator Fall is a time of transition, so it is only fitting this season has us looking ahead to… Read More

Where are they now? Vincent Welder

Sixteen acres of rain gardens maintained, 784 miles of trails built and improved, 211,489 plants, trees and shrubs planted. These are just some of the… Read More

Lifetime impact

By: Rose Lundy I am evidence that early exposure to conservation work can impact a lifetime. When I was 16-years-old, I… Read More

Urban Rain Gardening

By: Rose Lundy I have never been much of a gardener. My mom would work tirelessly out in our tiny city… 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

Where are they now? Sean Wickhem

During his four years of service in the Corps, Sean Wickhem did everything from documenting scenic easement parcels by canoe to leading youth in community service, training people how to camp to installing solar panels. Read more. Read More

Finding the Switch

Being on a Youth Outdoors crew in South Minneapolis is like walking into a dark room and not knowing where the light switch is. You cautiously open the door, reach across all the obvious areas of the wall, and hope that the house was built after 1925. Then… finally as you are crouch behind a desk with your hand between stacks of books, you finally find the switch. And “aha!” you get it. Something amazing happens. Or literally, the light comes on. Read More