Tackling Tamarisk: The Nature Conservancy's Arizona LEAF Interns in Action
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.