Youth Outdoors fall crew members:   Now accepting applications for Youth Outdoors fall session crew members. Priority deadline: August 8, 2014.

Youth Outdoors fall crew members:  
Now accepting applications for Youth Outdoors fall session crew members.
Priority deadline: August 8, 2014.

Please check back for upcoming volunteer opportunities, including National Public Lands Day, September 27. Details coming soon!

Please check back for upcoming volunteer opportunities, including National Public Lands Day, September 27. Details coming soon!

Blog
The new 'normal'

Four days out of the week my alarm sounds promptly at 4:30 a.m. to signal the start of my day. For the first few weeks I certainly struggled to become accustomed to this early hour, but now it’s nice to see the world before it’s fully awake. After packing a filling lunch, I head away from the sunrise, towards the corn fields and to the shop.
Upon arriving at the shop, I head into the locker room to lace up my boots before joining the other early arrivals in the break room before the morning meeting. As 6:30 a.m. draws near, the room begins to fill up with corps members, full-time staff and seasonal employees. Right on schedule, our fearless leader, Jeff, begins the meeting with the goals for the rest of the week and what to watch out for when working in the areas we are assigned.

Corps News
Volunteers clean up historic St. Croix Boom Site

During a two-part cleanup effort at the St. Croix Boom Site near Stillwater, more than 90 volunteers helped beautify five areas of public access and historical significance along the St. Croix River. 

Lessons in lysimeters

In early June, two Conservation Corps summer apprentices collaborated with the Minnesota Department of AgricultureMinnesota Department of Natural Resources and University of Minnesota to install 12 lysimeters on an agricultural field in Cass County.