MCC Crew at Voyageur

     We were so happy to host a crew of four from the Minnesota Conservation Corps this August.  The MCC is a great organization where young adults are able to work in the great outdoors and gain valuable experience with natural resources and conservation. 

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   There are a number of crews in Minnesota and the crew that visited Voyageur was from Bemidji, Minnesota.  They usually work on assigned projects like river cleanup, trail construction, prescribed burns and much more.  They were able to pick a project they wanted to work on and since one of the members had been on the Gunflint Trail for the Alpine Lake Fire last year he wanted to return after this year’s Ham Lake Fire.

     The crew spent a few days as guests of Voyageur.  They worked on trails on our property across the river and still had a little time to do some fishing.  They were the ones who were mentioned in a previous blog entry for being heroes in rescuing Buster.  We’re very happy to have met them and grateful for their work at Voyageur.

     The MCC is a great organization and if I were younger, you have to be under 25, then I would consider working with them.  It’s a great opportunity to be outdoors and learn about our natural resources.  They provide training and even pay you for your service.  If you aren’t familiar with their program then be sure to check out their website.