Terra’s Tips Part 4: Electronics and Entertainment in the Backcountry

Hello there! Here is Part 4, Electronics and Entertainment in the Backcountry. Use your own judgement on this one, especially since electronic devices can get pretty expensive. If you are hesitant about bringing your electronics with you when backcountry camping then maybe it's your intuition telling you it's probably best to leave them in a … Continue reading Terra’s Tips Part 4: Electronics and Entertainment in the Backcountry

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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 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

Earth Day Urban Gardening in Portland

On Friday April 22nd, thirty volunteers came together to celebrate Earth Day at the Boyd Street Urban Farm in Portland. This event was a collaboration between the Maine Conservation Corps and Cultivating Community. The mission of Cultivating Community is to create and sustain greater access to healthy local foods. Their hope is to empower people … Continue reading Earth Day Urban Gardening in Portland

5 Tips for Staying Healthy When Active This Winter

Cold weather has its charms. Kids love seeing their own steamy breaths floating on the air. Snow is source of more outdoor activities that I can count, and can make any landscape into a gorgeous vista. Mainers retain their childlike love of the winter months through most of their lives. Maine’s winters are a popular … Continue reading 5 Tips for Staying Healthy When Active This Winter

Back Packing: What to Carry

Most Maine Conservation Corps members have to go backpacking during some part of their term of service. Field crews often hike out to both campsites and work sites with packs filled with equipment. Today, I am going to go over what you should bring with you when backpacking in the Maine Wilderness. If you are … Continue reading Back Packing: What to Carry