Updates & Stories

Celebrate Black History Month With Us

February is Black History Month and Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) joins the rest of the nation in paying tribute to the Black and… Read More

Two New CCMI Board Members

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is proud to announce that two new board members have joined its Board of Directors. Their announcements with bios are… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Benjamin Brehm-Stecher

Benjamin Brehm-Stecher currently works for the U.S. Marine Corps as a Rifleman. Benjamin served in 2016 with the Iowa Field Timbers Crew in Ames, Iowa. Read More

Meet the New Iowa Field Specialist: Calvin Keibler

Our Iowa Program based out of Granger, Iowa is proud to present the first Iowa Field Specialist! Keep reading to learn more about Calvin Keibler… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Kevin Dornink

Kevin Dornink currently works and owns Brothers Up North. They were recently featured by ABC 6 News in Rochester about their work… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Douglas Todey

Douglas Todey currently works at the Dickinson County Conservation Board as a Roadside Vegetation Manager. Douglas served in 2016 and 2017 with the Iowa Field… Read More

Virtual Career Event Engages AmeriCorps Members with Career Resources

This year, CCMI’s Careers After the Corps event went virtual to support social distancing practices and to more easily allow Corps members, alumni, and panelists… Read More

Ode to Winter

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member An iconic line from the famous show, Game of Thrones, is “Winter Is Coming.” Here… Read More

The End of an Adventure

by Ashley Broussard, Agriculture and Water Outreach AmeriCorps Member with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program In a previous… Read More

The Future is Green

by Ashley Broussard, Agriculture and Water Outreach AmeriCorps Member with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program When I think back… Read More