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  • For the third year in a row, LEAF interns from New York joined Wisconsin interns in the Mukwonago River Watershed where they started by exploring the preserves and learning about habitats, plants and wildlife. © Marissa Maggio/TNC
  • Each day they hit the road to a Conservancy preserve to help with land management, including removing invasive species and building boat docks. Head nets are a must in the wetlands! © Marissa Maggio/TNC
  • Interns work with Dr. Tim Gerber from UW-La Crosse to remove Eurasian water-milfoil, an aquatic invasive plant that causes problems for fish, swimmers and boat propellers. © Jerry Ziegler/TNC
  • Craig Annen with Integrated Restorations introduces the interns to different aquatic plants and shows them soil separated into different components including sand, silt, clay, seeds and other organic matter. © Amanda Budyak
  • LEAF intern Rebecca Gonzalez (right) works with Kohl’s employees to build a dock at the Lulu Lake Preserve. Thanks to Kohl’s Department Stores for their ongoing support of our work. © Katy Coelho/TNC
  • When the dock was done, the LEAF interns helped install it on the shore of Lulu Lake. © Marissa Maggio/TNC
  • LEAF and Wisconsin interns put some of their new knowledge about nature to work at the East Troy Farmers’ Market, where they shared information with visitors at the Conservancy’s booth. © Marissa Maggio/TNC
  • A visit to Aldo Leopold’s shack near Baraboo was the first introduction for many to one of our nation’s most influential conservation thinkers. © Marissa Maggio/TNC
  • It wasn’t all work for our interns. Here they have some fun sailing the waters of Lake Michigan. © Marissa Maggio/TNC
LEAF and Wisconsin Interns in Action 2013

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