Welcome Allie Cook and Joe Tricarico!

June 7, 2022

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

I am pleased to introduce two interns who have joined the Crow’s Nest Crew:

Allie Cook driving the tractor

Photo: Daniel Barringer

Alexandra (Allie) Cook is our new long-term intern who will combine Land Stewardship work with Environmental Education. She comes to us most recently from an internship with the highly regarded Invasive Plant Control, Inc. where she was part of a mobile strike team serving clients in Maryland and Virginia. She has a B.S. in Biology with a Concentration in Ecology and Environmental Conservation from Shippensburg University. Allie has moved into the intern apartment at Crow’s Nest and assisted with the final week of our spring kids’ programs and when not mowing and weed whipping and managing invasives is preparing for summer camp.

Joe Tricarico standing by the lawnmower

Photo: Daniel Barringer

Joe Tricarico is our summer intern who started off this spring coming to our volunteer days: clearing invasives in hedgerows and then coming back to plant pines to fill in the gaps. Joe returned to school after running his own business for a few years and earned a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Design from Rutgers University. He has a background in technology and worked on an ArcGIS StoryMap about threatened shorebirds for Rutgers’ Center for Remote Sensing and Spacial Analysis.

Joe and Allie have been hard at work for a few weeks already, which enabled me to go on vacation. If you see them working in the field here, please say hello to welcome these invaluable members of our team!