2021 O’Neil Conservation Stewards

We are excited to announce that we have received applications from many qualified candidates and from those chosen three interns for the summer 2021 class. They will begin their internship the first week of June.  Throughout the summer, they will conduct plant surveys and wildlife inventories, maintain trails, manage invasive species, learn to monitor conservation easements and lead environmental programs for children. This most valuable program gives the Land Alliance additional capacity to not only maintain but improve our preserved lands for the benefit of the public and for our ecosystems.

With thanks to the William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Charitable Trust for funding this critical program.


Kaitlyn Cunningham

Born and raised on Long Island, Kaitlyn Cunningham is a rising senior at Vassar College currently studying Chemistry and Earth Science. Kaitlyn has taken various environmental courses and worked with EcoLeaders to remove invasive vines and establish a pollinator garden on campus. She is particularly interested in water systems and their protection. Kaitlyn enjoys spending time outside surrounded by plants and rocks to identify, swimming or reading

Daniel Moore – 2021 O’Neil Conservation Steward

Danielle Moore

Danielle is currently a senior Sustainability Studies major at Stony Brook University. Last summer she worked in Colorado with the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and the US Forest Service performing trail maintenance, removing invasive species and building new trails. Danielle is passionate about conservation and protecting our natural resources. When she is not working, she loves to go to the beach, hike and try new foods

Emily Power 2021 O'Neil Conservation Steward

Emily Power

Emily Power is a native New Yorker and a rising junior studying Conservation Biology at Middlebury College. She joins the Land Alliance with experience in environmental activism, natural sciences, farming, and education. After recently completing an internship focused on limiting greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in her college town, Emily is thrilled to follow her passion for protecting natural spaces and wildlife while continuing to develop her skills with the North Shore Land Alliance!