Updates & Stories

Twinflower and the teachings of Summer Youth Corps

By Joanie Fieser, Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Two delicate pink flowers dangle like bells from a spindly stem poking… Read More

Crop Wealth Through Soil Health

By Anna Fairbanks, Agriculture and Water Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps member placed with Cottonwood SWCD   A corn field The summer season is here!… Read More


June is Pride Month, which recognizes the impact LGBTQIA+ individuals have had on history and offers a chance to raise awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues. It… Read More

Out of the Office and In the Field

By Morgan Wendt, Off Highway Vehicle Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Trails  … Read More

From Seed to Salad: Small Solutions to Climate Change

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

Staying Grounded in Soil Conservation

By Mia Makovsky, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed with Dodge Soil Water and Conservation District At the Dodge Soil and… Read More

Monitoring a Bluebird Nestbox Trail

By Clara Brown, Fort Snelling Visitor Services Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources   Myself… Read More

Bugs Don’t Bug Me (Anymore)

By Alexis Jost, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist Individual Placement /AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Ecological and Water Resources Division. Read More

My First Wildfire

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member A fire truck poised for action along an ATV trail–the primary route for the… Read More

My Journey from Crew Member to Crew Leader: Growing as a Leader at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

By Braden Kowalski, Duluth Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Last summer, I served as a crew member with Conservation Corps Minnesota… Read More