Crow’s Nest: Welcome Devon Funt!

November 6, 2023

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

Woman standing on a giant boulder in a clearing in the woods

Photo: Daniel Barringer

We are pleased to announce our long-term intern in Land Stewardship and Environmental Education has joined the staff at Crow’s Nest Preserve. Devon Funt started here in October and has already been working with our Nature Clubs, joining volunteers in vine cutting, and demonstrating her proficiency with our powered tools and equipment.

Devon comes to us from the National Park Service where she served as a seasonal ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. She has a BS in Parks and Forest Resources from Unity College with a minor in Ecology. She was an intern for the Blue Hill Heritage Trust in Maine and is interested in getting back into land trust work. Devon will be with us throughout most of the year and will experience the full range of work that the seasons bring; she will be here through our summer day camp next year.

Above, Devon is perched on a rock that was unearthed in the process of grading of the footprint of the general store at Warwick Woods, the former campground that is now part of Crow’s Nest. This rock peaked out of the ground in the middle of the clearing which we would like to make into a parking area; I’m pleased to say that our friends at the adjacent Polycor Quarry came over with a loader large enough to move this out of the way.

I’m sure you’ll see Devon out on the trails and with kids during programs, so please say hello and welcome her when you do.