Updates & Stories

Look! I Made a Thing!

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program I find it very… Read More

A New Kind of Crossover Episode

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

Moving forward in our fight against racism and injustice

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa condemns the tragic murder of George Floyd. We do not tolerate systemic or institutional racism and injustice where we live… Read More

Reminder to Listen More Than I Talk.

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program I feel like now… Read More

The Intersection of Disease and Bats

by Kelsey Jennings, Urban Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR State Parks and Trails through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program As a budding microbiologist,… Read More

CCMI responds to local community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every year Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) engages over 430 youth and young adults across the Midwest in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental… Read More

A New Appreciation for the Outdoors

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member I had barely begun my position as a field crew/ AmeriCorps member with Conservation Corps… Read More

Working With Uncertainty in a New Norm

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

Hiking the Neighborhood

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program This is a little… Read More

Taking Time for Spring

by Sidney Hauck, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa through the Individual Placement program A popular icebreaker question as… Read More