• 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. MEET THE 2021 O’NEIL CONSERVATION STEWARDS 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 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 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!

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  • William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Stewards 2019

    O’Neil Conservation Stewards Reflect on Their Experience

    After you launch a multi-year program, it’s important to stop and evaluate outcomes (both qualitative and quantitative) periodically. As we wrap up our fourth year of the…

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  • O'Neil Stewards working at the Humes Meadow

    Year Three of the O’Neil Stewards Program

    Thanks to a generous five-year grant from the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust, the Land Alliance continued its college intern program begun in May…

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  • Year Two of the O’Neil Stewards Program

    Last summer was the first year of the Joyce and William O’Neil Stewards Program. This is a summer internship program for college students endowed for the next…

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