27th Annual Great Mississippi Riverboat Cleanup Success: Conservation Corps Minnesota engaged 111 volunteers this Tuesday, 9/18/18 to remove over 2 tons of trash from the Mississippi River

City of Saint Paul, MN., August 19, 2018 – Conservation Corps Minnesota’s 27th Annual Great Mississippi Riverboat Cleanup, held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, mobilized 111 volunteers to remove 2.08 tons (4,160 pounds) of trash from Mississippi River shoreline areas near Pig’s Eye Island. The volunteers found many sizable items such as a broken house boat, a 350-pound tractor tire as well as 25 vehicle tires. Also, many smaller items were removed that would otherwise harm wildlife habitat including hundreds of plastic bottles, straws, Styrofoam waste, and other plastics. Read More

Disaster Relief Recap

By Rachel Wagner, Development and Communications Specialist This month, after a thirty-day deployment to Puerto Rico, our crew of six AmeriCorps members and three staff… Read More

Duluth event engages 60 volunteers to tackle Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species in Fairmount Park

Conservation Corps has a long history of restoring Minnesota’s natural resources in the northeast region of the state and along the North Shore. Our office… Read More

Announcing our new Executive Director

Dear Friends of the Corps, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am thrilled to inform you that, after a comprehensive national search, we… Read More

Conservation Corps Minnesota partners with ALLETE, Inc. to Remove Invasive Species in the City of Duluth at Fairmount Park on Monday, August 13, 2018

City of Duluth, MN., July 31, 2018 – Conservation Corps Minnesota is partnering with ALLETE, Inc. to host a community cleanup event called Restore Duluth on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at Fairmount Park (72nd Avenue West & Grant Avenue in Duluth, MN 55807). The event addresses the City of Duluth’s need to remove terrestrial invasive species, primarily Japanese Knotweed, from one of its most highly visited recreation areas of Fairmount Park. Read More

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa Deploys Nine Members to Puerto Rico

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 19, 2018 – After a previous disaster relief deployment in response to Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa deployed a new crew on Monday, July 16th to San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 30-day deployment of six AmeriCorps members and three staff will assist residents of San Juan who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria. Read More