MacKerricher State Parks Interpreters – Photo courtesy of http://mendoparks.mcn.org
You may not realize it, but the person wearing the flat brimmed ranger hat guiding the Sunday nature walks or politely answering questions about the park is, in fact, much more than you assume. This park ranger is a local hero.
Park rangers and interpreters are tasked with keeping the park clean and safe. They provide protection for visitors and protect the animals and natural habitat from overuse and vandals. Park rangers watch over the park when campers are sleeping and are on-call for national and local disaster relief. Rangers provide first-aid for visitors, assist with search and rescue efforts and help with animal emergencies.
Park rangers also oversee the Junior Rangers Program, an educational program for kids 7-12, where the kids get to participate in exploring 12 different areas including geology, ecology, history, safety, plants and wildlife.
Join us for a presentation with one of our local heroes, a MacKerricher State Parks Interpreter, July 15 @ 11 am @ Fort Bragg Library.
MacKerricher State Park – Photo Courtesy of http://mendoparks.mcn.org