Another summer, another year of LEAF! These interns, based at Sam’s Point Preserve in New York, begin their work day by heading down a dark hole to remove invasive species.
In the Adirondacks, a team of LEAF interns are hard at work proving their girl power. Here they help clean up a preserve.
At New Jersey's Delaware Bay, LEAF interns work hard to remove invasive species that are strangling tree saplings. They don’t always do it alone, however. (Sometimes, a sheep will join in on the fun!)
No matter how long the day is, the interns are constantly putting their best foot forward. Here, a LEAF intern sneaks a smile at the camera, while pulling invasive species.
It may make for a long day, but conservation work is always worth a smile.
On Martha’s Vineyard, these LEAF interns are hard at work, removing invasive species, while getting muddy and dirty in the marsh.
After a morning in the field, the interns get to cool off and conduct a dragonfly survey. This survey is important to New Jersey's Delaware Bayshores, since it could mark a change in species composition and water quality.
Spending a day on the beach is wonderful, especially if you’re doing conservation work. These interns a at the Delaware Bay in New Jersey helped put up a sign to protect an important nesting area of the Piping Plover.