Katie Johnson and Willie Bittner

Conservation Corps alumni Katie Johnson and Willie Bittner were the lucky winners of a green wedding at the 2011 Living Green Expo, held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 7. The $27,000 Green Wedding was designed to show how weddings and special events can be more environmentally conscious.

Both served in the Summer Youth Corps: Katie as a cook and crew leader and Willie as a work project coordinator. Willie now works throughout the Midwest on trailbuilding and design for his company, Great Lakes Trailbuilders, and provides trainings for organizations throughout the country, including Conservation Corps Minnesota. Katie is a corporate trainer for Kwik Trip, Inc. and assists Great Lakes Trailbuilders.