Our national parks, monuments, seashores, rivers, and historic sites are maintained, preserved, and even personified by the 22,000 employees and 221,000 volunteers who work at these public places. Get to know some of the people who work for the National Park Service.
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The Grand Island Chapter hosted its 24th annual Izaak Walton Kids Fishing Derby this year. As many as 300 young people attend the event each year, which is free-of-charge for area youth.
The Lois Green-Sligo Chapter held its first Family Nature Fun Day this year. Based on the popularity of the event, it will become a new chapter tradition.
The Arlington-Fairfax Chapter launched a youth shooting sports program in 1993 to complement the chapter’s adult programs. The program has now grown to include multiple high school teams, a new state-of-the-art facility, national champions, and several Olympic athletes.
Danielle Donkersloot joined the Izaak Walton League on September 6th as our Clean Water Program Director.
The Izaak Walton League funds two $2,500 national scholarships each year to complement scholarships awarded by League chapters and divisions. Meet the students who were awarded the scholarships.
When Outdoor America went to press, the Congress had adjourned for the campaign season without passing a budget to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year.
With support from the Izaak Walton League of America Endowment, the League’s Porter County Chapter is working to ensure that the water flowing into Lake Michigan from northwest Indiana is clean enough to support healthy natural resources.
Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis oversees more than 22,000 employees and more than 400 national parks.
Backcountry Management Specialist, Christine Hoyer, manages the entire backcountry program in Great Smokey Mountains National Park, including permitting, recreational use, and partnerships with trail organizations.
Deputy Chief Ranger, Gus Martinez, supervises law enforcement, emergency medical programs, search and rescue operations, a medical clinic, and the only fully staffed jail in a national park.
Deckhand, John Newman, works as rigger, first mate, and volunteer coordinator for Salem Maritime National Historic Site.
Wildlife Biologist, Lori Oberhofer, oversees wildlife monitoring in the Everglades National Park, typically “indicator species” such as wading birds and alligators.
Cultural Resources Program Manager, Winona Peterson, preserves cultural resources at two parks, which means “rehabilitating the landscape to look like it did historically."
Archeologist, Dr. Stephen Potter, serves as chief scientific advisor to the NPS regional director on all matters related to archeology.
Park Ranger, Dugan Smith, specializes in interpretive and educational programs. This involves community outreach, organizing and hosting programming in the park, and supervising seasonal employees during the summer.
Superintendent, Dan Wenk, ensures the mission of the National Park Service is followed in Yellowstone and makes sure Yellowstone has the staff, financial resources, and facilities appropriate for the task.
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