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  • With a video camera strapped to her helmet to record the adventure, Arizona LEAF intern Kenia Cohetero saddles up for a trail ride in the arid landscape of the Verde Valley.
  • Arizona LEAF interns Evita Benavides and Deborah Gbadamosi map invasive tamarisk near the Verde River.
  • Arizona LEAF intern Kenia Cohetero marks a stand of invasive tamarisk near the Verde River, an important source of freshwater for millions of Arizona’s residents.
  • Arizona's LEAF interns put teamwork to the test during a canoe outing.
  • Arizona LEAF intern Deborah Gbadamosi finds herself a long way from her home in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Arizona LEAF intern Kenia Cohetero learns to make peach jelly at the home of Conservancy staff member Kim Schonek.
  • Using GPS units, the LEAF interns map and mark invasive species near the Verde River, an important step in helping improve the health of the river’s riparian areas.
  • Discovering signs of past cultures while exploring the Arizona desert.
  • Friendship: one of the great take-aways for LEAF interns as they find out what it's like to live far from home for several weeks.
  • Arizona LEAF intern Deborah Gbadamosi shows what it’s all about during an invasive mapping project near the Verde River.
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Tackling Tamarisk: The Nature Conservancy's Arizona LEAF Interns in Action

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