Our first stop was to the ranger station for a visit with Chief Ranger Steve Williams. Program Manager Adrian Fernandez had stopped by COLO earlier in the summer and presented Chief Williams with the program plaques. I was pleased to see that they were already hanging proudly on his office wall! Chief Williams presented Aislin with a park ranger doll and she scored some awesome Centennial tattoo bling!
|ProRanger Taylor Johnson and Chief Ranger Steve Williams|
|Colonial NHP has been a five summer participant in the ProRanger Program (the superintendent has the 2016 plaque!)|
|You can't beat this for Centennial bling!|
I was also thrilled to see ProRanger alumnus Wayne Lamb! Ranger Lamb is back at Colonial after completing FLETC and his field training at Glen Canyon. The day ended with a meeting with Ranger Mark Krebs who has been working with ProRangers for four summers starting with students at Cape Hatteras National Seashore!
We even got a chance to see a local high school band!
|Drawing of the doll, wearing Georges Island Junior Ranger Badge|
|High school drum and fife band|
|With Ranger Lamb!|
|ProRanger Johnson swearing in Junior Ranger McGarvey|
|A young buck was cooling himself in the swampy water.|