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Updates & Stories

Where Are They Now? Bob Welsh

Bob Welsh makes a direct link between his service in Minnesota Conservation Corps in 1987 and his long career… Read More

Conservation Corps Iowa celebrates AmeriCorps Week with community education event

Ames, Iowa— Conservation Corps Iowa will join the nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps Week with a community education event on Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to noon at McFarland Park in Ames. Read More

Corps members attempt to capture golden eagle

Corps members from our southern district spent three weeks in late January and early February attempting to trap a golden eagle so… Read More

Corps alumni recognized for Joplin tornado response

On January 31, two former Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa members attended a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol honoring Conservation Corps’ involvement in the… Read More

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa honored by Missouri Legislature for Joplin tornado response

St. Paul, Minn. – On January 31, the Missouri House of Representatives will pass a resolution recognizing the service of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa and others for their indispensible recovery efforts following the devastating tornado that struck Joplin on May 22, 2011. AmeriCorps members will also be recognized on the floor. Read More

2011 program accomplishments

The numbers are in and they are impressive! In 2011, 515 Conservation Corps members:– Served 8,600 hours on emergency response and recovery and… Read More

Summer Youth Corps leaders rendezvous and volunteer with Will Steger

Current and former Summer Youth Corps leaders convened in late December at Will Steger’s homestead in Ely to volunteer and reconnect. The fourth annual Winter… Read More

Corps members fight winter fire in northern Minnesota

On December 26, the Boxing Day Fire burned 750 acres of woods near the northwestern Minnesota city of Gully and the Hangaard State Wildlife Management… Read More

Donate now to carry on the corps

Six of our alumni from the CCC to today — representing the ‘eras’ of our history –– have shared their stories in a series… Read More

Our very own chainsaw lady cuts tree for governor

Last Thursday, corps member Mary Hammes deftly took down a towering balsam that has become the 26th Governor’s Christmas Tree. She assisted… Read More