Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Rakovits (Smith)

Melissa posing with her arms spread in front of the Cabot Cheese truck

We love hearing from our Alumni! For this blog post we are putting a spotlight on MCC Alum Melissa Rakovits (Smith)! Melissa served as a team member in 2014 in Camden Hills State Park, Warren Island, and Mt. #4. I am now back in my home state of Michigan, I work for Harbor Freight. People … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Rakovits (Smith)

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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Phifer

We love hearing from our Alumni! For this blog post we are putting a spotlight on MCC Alum Rachel Phifer! Rachel served in the Fall of 2017 as a Field Team Member, and served on the AT, Grafton Notch State Park, Bangor Land Trust, and Rangeley Lake Heritage Trust. Rachel is currently in Superior, Montana, … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Phifer

Field Team Fitness: Preparing Your Body for Trail Work

One of the most rewarding parts of a term of service with the Maine Conservation Corps is the physical transformation that your body undergoes. The amount of muscle and endurance one gains from rolling rocks and hiking mountains for months on end is hard to replicate in a gym, and the view is generally better … Continue reading Field Team Fitness: Preparing Your Body for Trail Work

Terra’s Tips Part 3: Health and Hygiene in the Middle of Nowhere

Here I'll be making suggestions on what you might want or need to stay happy and healthy when living in the woods during your service. This list will be as unique as you are because everyone's needs are different. Terra Tip: Life can get so distracting and move at such a fast pace that it's … Continue reading Terra’s Tips Part 3: Health and Hygiene in the Middle of Nowhere

Terra’s Tips Part 2: Clothing for Work and Play

This is Part 2 of Terra’s Gear Tips and Considerations for your time with the Maine Conservation Corps. Clothing for work and play... I'm gonna let you in on a little Mainah secret. When you arrive in Maine, look for a magical store called Marden's. Marden's is a franchise of Maine stores specializing in salvage and … Continue reading Terra’s Tips Part 2: Clothing for Work and Play

Terra’s Tips Part 1: The Big Basics

This is Part 1 of Terra's Gear Tips and Considerations for your time with the Maine Conservation Corps. Hello and a big warm welcome to the Maine Conservation Corps. You should be excited for the adventures that await! I've always been an avid hiker and camper and I am particularly good at writing up organized lists. … Continue reading Terra’s Tips Part 1: The Big Basics

Community Warmth – MLK Day of Service

  Maine Conservation Corps Puts Citizenship & Service in Action The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) led a diverse group of volunteers to add donated warm winter clothing within the Augusta Community Warming Center (AWC) to be distributed through Addie’s Attic. United in volunteer service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, on January 16th MCC’s volunteers were … Continue reading Community Warmth – MLK Day of Service