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  • Meet our summer 2012 LEAF interns! From left: Nisi, Alondra, Jennifer and Sherryann.
  • Marek Smith, Alleghany Highlands director, is wearing his chef's garb because he made the group wild-blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Yum!
  • The interns use nets to collect invertebrates in the Cowpasture River.
  • Small aquatic animals are sensitive to pollution, so their absence or abundance tells scientists a lot about river health.
  • Nisi and Sherryann get a quick lesson on operating GPS units from science technician Dan Bukler.
  • Those GPS units come in handy for documenting trail maintenance, along with good old-fashioned data sheets.
  • The interns meet farmer Nelson Hoy’s heritage-breed redpoll cattle at Berriedale Farm.
  • Deborah Barber introduces the interns to the Maryland side of the Potomac Gorge.
  • A challenging hike along the Billy Goat Trail caps off the interns’ Potomac adventure. Return to LEAF home
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