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Updates & Stories

Serving in a Skatepark

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Here in Polk county we had prepared for the Dew tour. This was a… 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

How I Gained Confidence Exploring the Outdoors Solo

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   It would be inaccurate to… Read More

Barbed Wire: Search and Destroy

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   July started out on our second week with Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge. Our project… Read More

Prairie Restoration and Pocket-sized Toads

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Summer is in full swing! The days are long and hot, and there’s a lot… Read More

Prairies

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member Conservation Corps Member in the Loess Hills Prairie Let’s talk about prairies. Read More

From CCC to Now

By D’artagnan Johnson, Youth Outdoors Crew 6 Member / AmeriCorps Member   The Civilian Conservation Corps was a work relief program established in 1933… 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

Respecting your Local Wildlife

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Midnight Raccoon snack, the tent did not survive Disrespecting animals is a one-way ticket… Read More

Insectivorous plants and psychedelic rocks

By Alexis Wyss, Moose Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Here are some photos of the Moose Crew! In the photo of us going… Read More