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Vermont LEAF Program

This program really makes a difference. See how.

It all began in 1998, with our very first LEAF crew!

Acquiring new skills is all part of the experience, our 2010 crew perfected the technique and the smiles on dry land!

Once the boat is under control, look out water chestnut! Mei Yin, Garcella and Samantha stand atop their 2012 harvest of this invasive aquatic plant.

Up close and personal with nature, just one of the benefits of a LEAF internship!

Initial fear led to fascination for Garcella Baysmore Sims.

Cherie Mosher, AmeriCorps Stewardship assistant for Southern Vermont takes the LEAF crew into the lab at Green Mountain College

Mei Yin Wu applies skills learnt, a central theme of all LEAF internships.

Back out in the field Samantha Torres explains today’s task, bridging a stream in the trail at High Pond.

Trustee Warren King tests the temporary solution devised by the LEAF crew.

Our 2011 crew helped out on a trail re-route project at Black Mountain, in Dummerston.

Garcella prepares planting trays for seedlings at the native plant restoration nursery, now housed at Green Mountain College.

Caring for the seedlings, until they are robust enough for planting, takes a lot of care and attention in the summer months.

After LEAF – many interns, like Celine and Isora are heading onto college and considering environmental careers.

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