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. They will be documenting pollutant and stressor sources, doing land use validation, and gathering geomorphic data. This data will be used to assist in determining sites of impaired waters. For more information on where crews will be any given day please contact AJ Petersen 218-838-3124.
MCC, a nonprofit organization, provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities for youth and young adults. They accomplish conservation, natural-resource management and emergency response work throughout Minnesota and Iowa. MCC’s Young Adult Program is a 10-month service program for 18 to 25 year-olds. Corpsmembers receive technical and personal skills training, professional certifications and a living stipend. Those enrolled in AmeriCorps also receive educational awards of up to $4,725 to pay higher education or student loan expenses.
For more information on the Minnesota Conservation Corps programs visit www.conservationcorps.org