Anton Adams joins Pike Conservation District as a summer intern

Milford. ESU grad loves the outdoors, believes soil and water are the two essential sources to sustaining life.


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“As a kid growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia, you would never think about the preservation of the environment being one of your top priorities. However, since I was younger, I always enjoyed being outside and strolling through the woods."
Anton Adams


Anton Adams joined the Conservation District team in May as a summer intern through the Pike County Workforce Development office State Local Internship Program (SLIP), administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Adams’s environmental studies experience includes both volunteer work and community service. He is a recent graduate of East Stroudsburg University (ESU) with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, a minor in geography, and a certification in GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

While at ESU, Adams was a part of the Environment Club. During his time with the club, he participated in community service projects and volunteer work.

He has partaken in the removal of invasive species at Stony Acres wildlife sanctuary in Marshalls Creek. He also did some dam removal at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) campus in Dingmans Ferry, shad sampling with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and stream water monitoring in Monroe County in association with the Stroud Water Research Center.

One of Adams’s goals is to help preserve the earth’s soil and water resources. He believes that soil and water are the two essential sources to sustaining life.

“As a kid growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia, you would never think about the preservation of the environment being one of your top priorities," he said. "However, since I was younger, I always enjoyed being outside and strolling through the woods.

"In the third grade, my mom put me into an environmentally focused charter school called Wissahickon Charter School. While there, we used to do park clean-ups at the park across the street, go on backpacking trips, flower gardens, etc. Going to this school was the spark that ignited my passion for the improvement and protection of the environment.”

He said the internship "is perfect for what I want to do in my career. It is important that we promote awareness about issues pertaining to the environment, as well as to help preserve it. I feel like I could not have been giving a better opportunity than being an intern for the Pike County Conservation District. I hope to one day start a conservation district in my hometown of Philadelphia, the lone county in the state without one.”





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