Updates & Stories

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

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

Pride

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