Ranger Erin climbed into her patrol car and pushed the talk button on her radio. Her first task was to let the dispatch operator know she was on duty–starting now. For the next ten hours Erin would be patrolling Boulder County Parks & Open Space.
As tedious and uncomfortable as the work was at times, it felt rewarding to be working to promote the well-being of nature in my community. Through my work with the Youth Corps, I found my love of working outdoors.