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Andersen employee assists with volunteer cleanup at Afton State Park

Volunteers and Conservation Corps Minnesota youth program members cleaned up a section of the scenic St. Croix River near Afton State Park’s beach and fishing pier on July 24. They pulled plants, shrubs and small trees that had encroached on the rocky banks. In three hours, their work was complete, opening a clear vista of the river for park visitors. The beautification project was made possible by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation, which also supports youth participants from the St. Croix Valley. Read More

Volunteer with the Summer Youth Corps

Conservation Corps Minnesota is seeking volunteers to help youth crews wrap trees to protect them from deer, remove buckthorn and help restore Afton State Park’s native prairie, oak savanna and bluffs that overlook the scenic St. Croix River. Participants will learn about the park’s history and how invasive species and other predators have affected natural habitats. Read More

Volunteer with the Summer Youth Corps

Date: July 24, 2010, 9 am - 12 noonSite: Afton State Park Conservation Corps Minnesota is seeking volunteers to help youth crews wrap trees to protect them from deer, remove buckthorn and help restore Afton State Park’s native prairie, oak savanna and bluffs that overlook the scenic St. Croix River. Read More

Conservation Corps crews rehab Temperance River State Park

Date: Now though the end of June, 2010Site: Temperance River State Park, Silver Bay, MNArea between Highway 61 and Lake Superior Conservation Corps crews will be upgrading the heavily-used Temperance River State Park trail system that gives park visitors access to the mouth of the Temperance River, the park’s upper campground and scenic overlooks. Read More

Youth give back to their community

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010Sites: River's Edge Academy, Hazel Park Recreation Center andHancock Recreation Center – all in Saint Paul Saint Paul youth enrolled in Conservation Corps Minnesota’s afterschool Youth Outdoors program are preparing end-of-semester service projects to improve their neighborhoods. Read More

Volunteers to plant 1,000 trees in Como Park

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010  9 am-11amSite: Como Park, Saint Paul Conservation Corps Youth Outdoors crews will lead volunteers in planting more than 1,000… Read More

Conservation Corps crews participate in AmeriCorps service day

Date: May 10, 2010Sites: Twin Cities area Eight Conservation Corps youth crew leaders will be participating in the AmeriCorps Week May 10 kick-off event… Read More

Conservation Corps helps Saint Paul homeowners save energy and money

Minnesota Conservation Corps has partnered with Neighborhood Energy Connection in Saint Paul to launch a home-energy conservation program. The four-member Home Energy Squad is installing… Read More

Conservation Corps crews gather scientific data in the Crow River

From July 13—October 1, 2009 Minnesota Conservation Corps Brainerd crews will be assisting  the MN Pollution Control Agency with gathering scientific data in the Pomme De Terre River, Snake River and North Fork of the Crow River Watersheds. Read More

MCC to continue construction of 70 mile ATV trail in Aitkin and Itasca County

On August 11, 12 and 13th Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC) Moose Lake crews in partnership with the Aikin County Land Department and the Minnesota DNR will be constructing a 70 mile extension to the current ATV trail system, creating a meaningful ATV destination within 2 hours of the Twin Cities. Read More