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Iowa & southern Minnesota crews clean up Iowa River

Conservation Corps crew members took on the challenge of removing a trashed floating platform, constructed from 50-gallon drums, from the… Read More

Corps crew cleans up after storm at Itasca

Fourth of July visitors to Itasca State Park can thank a Conservation Corps crew for a spiffy campground. The morning after a… Read More

Youth lead volunteers in service projects

Throughout each Youth Outdoors session, participants based at neighborhood rec centers plan and organize service projects that engage communities in volunteer work. On Saturday June… Read More

Crews lead volunteers at Mississippi cleanup

St. Paul Roving crew member Danica Das picked up trash along the river.Threatening weather didn’t keep away volunteers who boarded… Read More

Summer Youth Corps kicks off summer program

Summer Youth Corps kicks off summer program A new base camp isn’t the only change in our Summer Youth Corps this year. For the first… Read More

Busy spring fire season for Corps crews

While major fires around the country dominate headlines, Conservation Corps crews have been busy with fires close to home. A dry fall and nearly snowless… Read More

Foundations expand youth opportunities

The Donaldson Foundation, ERM Foundation and Carlson Family Foundation have joined a host of Youth Outdoors partners to expand Conservation Corps Minnesota’s successful urban afterschool… Read More

2011 annual report now available

Our 2011 annual report is hot off the press! As our Corps Update audience, you get the first peek. Read it online now. If you’d… Read More

YO receives Saint Paul Youth Leadership Award

On Wednesday, April 25, Youth Outdoors (YO) was awarded a Youth Leadership Award by the City of Saint Paul. Mayor Chris Coleman honored 10 businesses,… Read More

Youth help clean up Saint Paul

Though our unseasonably warm spring had cooled, Saturday, April 14 turned out to be a beautiful day for cleaning up the City of Saint Paul. Youth Outdoors crews led volunteer registration at four kickoff celebrations, which drew 1,100 volunteers. Read More