Member Stories

Top Five Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Being outdoors and enjoying nature can greatly enhance our lives and happiness. However,… Read More

The Path to Pollination – Building an Educational Tool

As a visitor services specialist at Fort Snelling State Park I help out with many different things. I answer phone calls, work at the front… Read More

AmeriCorps Service Term, Internship, Job… What’s the Difference?

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   As you scroll through the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) website, you… Read More

Lessons from Tomatoes: Growing, Pruning, and Fruiting!

By Kaden Mettel, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center   The farm season is in full… Read More

Pollinator Palooza

By Mia Makovsky, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed with Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District   [Image Description] A Monarch… Read More

The Halfway Point: Mid-Year

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   The month of July marks the halfway point of the year 2023 and… Read More