Updates & Stories

Top Five Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Being outdoors and enjoying nature can greatly enhance our lives and happiness. However,… Read More

Tragic News and Summer Youth Corps Update

Dear CCMI Community, We have heartbreaking news to share with you. Our Summer Youth Corps (SYC) program experienced the tragic loss of youth member, Anne… Read More

The Path to Pollination – Building an Educational Tool

As a visitor services specialist at Fort Snelling State Park I help out with many different things. I answer phone calls, work at the front… Read More

AmeriCorps Service Term, Internship, Job… What’s the Difference?

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   As you scroll through the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) website, you… Read More

Lessons from Tomatoes: Growing, Pruning, and Fruiting!

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   The farm season is in full… Read More

Pollinator Palooza

By Mia Makovsky, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed with Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District   [Image Description] A Monarch… Read More

The Halfway Point: Mid-Year

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   The month of July marks the halfway point of the year 2023 and… Read More

Golden Clams

By Lilly Bowman, Clean Water Corpsmember /AmeriCorps Member placed with Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District   Serving with the Sherburne County SWCD… Read More

The Circle of Life: Cutting and Planting Trees in Conservation Corps

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Planting trees is often seen as a very conservation-centered activity, and it is!… Read More

Volunteer Day

By Natasha Carlson, Bemidji Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   We had a volunteer day where the Bemidji crew, a field specialist, and a field… Read More