Meet the Green Team 2018

Summer is in full swing, which means so is our Green Team! As they get to know each other, they ought to be introduced on the blog.  Here’s just a small snippet of the big personalities that comprise the team this summer:

Crew Leaders


Sebastian

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Sebastian is a Crew Leader for Crew 1, and he doesn’t take his time in the parks for granted.  He says, “I want to learn more about Boston’s Parks!! I’m really excited for this opportunity!” His enthusiasm is infectious!

Ben

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Ben is an Assistant Crew Leader for Crew 1.  He is sponsored by the Forest Foundation for his work for the Conservancy this summer and we’re lucky to have him! He’s very passionate about his involvement in the Green Team, “I hope to get to know all the members and see them excited about work!”

DaHana

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DaHana is an Assistant Crew Leader for Crew 1, and a veteran Green Team member.  She has been working with the Green Team for 5 summers, and she’s only 19 years old!  She was a crew member for 3 years and has been an Assistant Crew Leader for the past 2 years.  An avid photographer and student of UMASS Boston, DaHana is in her element working in the Boston Parks.  What better place to take pictures than the Emerald Necklace?

Renee

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Renee is the Crew Leader of Crew 2 and is so excited to be joining the Green Team.  Renee is a loud and passionate supporter of the parks and is proud to be part of the team that tends to and conserves the parks of the Emerald Necklace.

Charlie

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Charlie is an Assistant Crew Leader of Crew 2 who has been with the Conservancy for 3 years.  He spent his first two years as a crew member, and now he’s worked his way up to an Assistant Crew Leader.  He is a senior in high school and is 17 years old.  As for the reason he loves working for the Green Team he says, “I enjoy being out in nature and protecting the environment.”

Rayzheen

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Rayzheen is an Assistant Crew Leader of Crew 2 and has worked with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for 3 years.  She started her work with the Green Team as a sophomore in high school and she says she “was lucky to be listed by BYF to be a crew member for the summer.”  That was the beginning of her profound relationship with green spaces and nature in general.  Today, she is a sophomore in college and her major is Landscape Architecture.  She hopes to carry on the legacy that Olmsted began with his spectacular designing of public parks.  Until then, she will be helping to preserve his work that inspired her dedication to both the conservancy and it’s beautiful parks.

“I was lucky to be listed by BYF to be a crew member for the summer.”


Our crew leaders are the best of the best! We are lucky to have them guiding the crew members through their experience working to preserve and protect the parks of the Emerald Necklace.

Crew 1


Anna

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Anna is a member of Crew 1 and has been with the Green Team for 2 years.  Anna is going into her senior year of high school and she loves spending her summer with the Green Team.  Her passion shines during her work in the parks! She says she hopes “to be more active, help the environment, do something positive, and have fun!”  We know she’ll accomplish all of those goals!

Chris M.

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Chris is a member of Crew 1 and we can already see his dedication to preservation blossoming! During his summer with the Green Team he hopes “to learn more about the Emerald Necklace and how conservation is practiced in Boston.” Chris, you came to the right place.

Ray

Ray is a member of Crew 1 who, much like Chris, has a love for nature that drives his involvement in the Green Team.  He wants to become closer to nature through this experience, and we applaud him for his efforts to preserve that nature!

Max

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Max is a member of Crew 1. He chose to spend his summer with the Green Team because he hopes “to learn about land maintenance and way to look after the environment.”  Max knows that the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is all about preserving and maintaining our precious parks!

Kavoi

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Kavoi is a member of Crew 1 and he is on his way to college next year! He joined the Green Team because of his love of nature, and what better way to show his love than helping to maintain the park land in his home city? We love his tenacity and passion for the parks!

Albieri

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Albieri is a member of Crew 1 and couldn’t imagine spending his summer any other way than outside.  He says that his inspiration for joining the Green Team’s adventures this year came from his desire to learn more about the natural world.

Christopher H.

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Christopher is a member of Crew 1 and this is his second summer working with the Green Team.  He is 18, just graduated high school, and is heading to college in the fall.  He is excited to work with his fellow team members to show his parks some love!

Nick

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Nick is a member of Crew 1, a high school student, and avid basketball player.  His determination has already shown in his work with the Green Team this summer!

Armani

Armani is a member of Crew 1, who is approaching a summer experience with the Green Team with an open mind.  It’s easy to get stuck in patterns of the familiar, but Armani shows incredible enthusiasm for new experiences.  We know Armani will thrive along with the fellow team members!

Sarah

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Sarah is a member of Crew 1 and is a 15 year old high school student.  She loves animals and the environment, which motivates her work in conservation.  Her passion for preserving the parks shines during her time spent with the Green Team!

Aidan L.

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Aidan is a member of Crew 1, who attends school in Boston.  He chose to spend his summer working with the Green Team in order to gather more knowledge about the flora and fauna native to the Emerald Necklace parks. His excitement about education is infectious!

Crew 2


Jonathan

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Jonathan is a member of Crew 2 and a high school student in the area.  He joined the Green Team for the summer to pursue his love of working outside.  His efforts in the parks will not go unnoticed!

Natalie

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Natalie is a member of Crew 2 and a high school student in Brookline.  This is her first year working for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and her motivation for spending her summer with the Green Team is her love for the outdoors.  She wanted to learn more about planting and conservation, while also having tons of fun!

Aidan W.

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Aidan is a member of Crew 2 and is a high school student.  He is entering his junior year in high school and this is his first summer working for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.  He looks forward to spending more time with his team and getting a great experience in the parks!

Jaiden

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Jaiden is a member of Crew 2 and a high school student in the Boston area.  This is his first year working with the Green Team and has expressed a lot of excitement about his experience.  He hopes there will never be a dull moment during his summer spent with the Green Team!

Raven

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Raven is a member of Crew 2 and just graduated high school.  As a resident of Boston, she is very passionate about the green space in the city.  She will be attending college in the fall to pursue studies in Marine Biology and Earth Sciences.  She wants to learn more about preservation and conservation of the environment during her time with the Green Team.

DaMary

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DaMary is a member of Crew 2 and a high school student.  She joined the Green Team because of her curiosity about the parks in Boston. Though she grew up in the area, she had never explored any of the Emerald Necklace parks and she wants to learn more about the nature that surrounds her.

Chase

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Chase is a member of Crew 2 and a high school student in the area.  He is very passionate about conservation of the parks and joined the Green Team to do meaningful work over the summer.

Kamari

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Kamari is a member of Crew 2 and this is his third year working with the Green Team.  He grew up in Barbados, but he was born in Boston and is excited to spend time in the city’s parks.  He hopes to learn more about the community and how to take care of the nature around him in order to better the environment.

Daniel

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Daniel is a member of Crew 2 and this is his first year working with the Green Team.  He is entering his junior year in high school and he is looking forward to spending his summer in the Emerald Necklace parks. He loves being outside and is passionate about working in the parks in his area.

Jansiori

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Jansiori is a member of Crew 2 and he is a high school student.  He is proud to be Dominican and loves nature.  He hopes to learn a lot of new skills, as well as meet new people through the Green Team.  He wants to be active and have tons of fun over the summer!

Anthony

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Anthony is a member of Crew 2 and is a high school student in the Boston area.  He joined the Green Team with hopes of learning more about the Emerald Necklace parks and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy throughout the summer. He finds escape in the green space of the parks and likes to use the environment to get away from the stress of his daily life.


We’re looking forward to a summer filled with conservation and protection of the parks! With such spectacular Green Team members, we’re confident that the Emerald Necklace is in good hands.

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