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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

A (Seed) Bomb Grand Opening

Who knew a small, rolled up piece of clay, compost and native seed could cause such a bang! These little guys (AKA seed-bombs) create a plentiful, flowering wonderland, often in places gardeners cannot reach. Luckily for Jester Nature Park Center in Granger Iowa, they got the full seed-bomb experience! 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

Preserving Future Hockey Rinks with the MN Wild

It's a little too early and warm to be thinking about the brutal Minnesota winters, but for all the hockey lovers out there, it's never too soon to talk about this puck slapping, chilly sport! Specifically if you're with The Minnesota Wild. 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