Our work centers on listening to communities to find common sense solutions that protect our Great Outdoors. To find long-term solutions for climate and conservation, we need to work together and engage communities statewide.
In partnership with AmeriCorps, we are introducing Community Stewardship Facilitators in locations across the state through the Climate Impact Corps. Facilitators will work with local citizens to help mitigate the impacts of climate change. As part of the Climate Impact Corps, they are placed with Conservation Minnesota for 7-to-11-month terms and are part of a greater network of Climate Impact Corps members nationwide.
We’re currently piloting this program in Moorhead, Bemidji, and Winona, with plans to expand in Rochester and Saint Cloud later in 2023.
Community Stewardship Facilitators
Conservation Minnesota’s Community Stewardship Facilitators work to build relationships among neighbors and foster a deeper connection to nature. Working with community members, they help identify conservation issues affecting the area and bring stakeholders together to find solutions.
Their work centers around bringing people together across regions, backgrounds, and beliefs to find real solutions and protect people and places from the adverse impacts of pollution and climate change. This work will help ensure everyone who calls Minnesota home has access to the Great Outdoors and opportunities to enjoy it.
Educate on Conservation Issues
Facilitators work to inform their communities about the unique conservation issues they face and how they can work together to create meaningful solutions.
Strengthen Community Engagement on Climate Change & Conservation
Stewardship Facilitators help mitigate and prepare for climate change impacts, often through community service projects alongside community members.
Develop a Deeper Connection to Place and the Great Outdoors
By fostering individuals' relationship with nature, coordinators deepen their community involvement and create a lifelong connection to place.
Conservation Minnesota’s Current Community Stewardship Facilitators
How to Get Involved
Interested in connecting to a local Stewardship Facilitator or volunteering for your communities?