Updates & Stories

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

A Day in the Life

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member One of the questions I had when looking at a position with the Corps was… Read More

$1.5 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa has received a $1,536,000 grant from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and community volunteerism. The grant will support… 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

Take More, Take Less

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member When completing our wildland firefighting in-person training, we learned the communication technique used on a… Read More

Blog About a Bog

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member The last Tamarack Bog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Have you ever seen a Quaking Bog? I had… Read More

Cedar Tree Revetment

by Kaia Bierman, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member The start of the 2021 Field Crew term for the Watershed Crew was not what… Read More

My Journey as a Leader

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member Throughout high school, I found myself drawn to leadership roles. My first experience as a… Read More

Meet the First IDEC Cohort

Introducing the first Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) cohort! Learn a little bit about each of the fellows and their experience with the IDEC… Read More