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Summer conservation apprentice position open in Brainerd

A summer apprenticeship position for a young adult age 18-25 is available in Brainerd at the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) through the Conservation Corps of Minnesota.

Apprentices spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals. The goal is to train and mentor future conservation professionals by providing apprenticeship service opportunities to SWCDs.

Service conducted through this apprenticeship will include environmental education and outreach to landowners; collection of lake and stream water quality samples; identification of native plants and nonnative invasive plants; and installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion control and shoreline stabilization projects in Crow Wing County.

Training and mentorship are available to support the apprentice.

Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and will receive a monthly living stipend and an education award of $1,468 to use toward qualifying education and student loan expenses. The member will serve from May 20 through Aug. 23.

Crow Wing SWCD is one of 35 placement sites throughout the state. The program is funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund and Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

March 29 is the application deadline. Applications are available online at

For more information, contact Crow Wing SWCD at 218-828-6197 or Conservation Corps of Minnesota at 651-209-9900, ext. 31.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889