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Ponding Adventures

Ponding Adventures

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Earlier this spring, all of your Discover the Power of Parks interpreters were introduced (or re-introduced) to an activity that would become the ‘bread-and-butter’ program of some of our summers. We were handed nets that smelled vaguely of pond water, … Continue reading

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Hike Safe This Autumn

Hike Safe This Autumn

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Autumn is upon us! As we head into my favorite season, it is important to remember that wherever you are headed, you should be thinking about your safety. Working at Monadnock State Park, we see hundreds of people set out … Continue reading

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Here's to another 20 Years!

Here’s to another 20 Years!

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Every year is a great year to be an AmeriCorps member. However in 2014 we all get to celebrate a special occassion together as a nation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ongoing service through AmeriCorps. Through AmeriCorps, thousands … Continue reading

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Tucked Away in Pawtuckaway

Tucked Away in Pawtuckaway

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While to the modern eye Pawtuckaway may be primarily a mecca of outdoor recreation, the land has seen many users, many eras, and many natural phenomena that have shaped it into such. The park has a long history, from prehuman … Continue reading

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Into the Night & Out of Sight

Into the Night & Out of Sight

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Today marks a triumph! Exactly 3 months ago, I arrived at White Lake State Park eager to explore the environment and meet visitors. Since then, I have familiarized myself with the trails around the lake, and shared my programming with … Continue reading

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Explorations in the Rain

Explorations in the Rain

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I love to wake up on a beautiful, clear day in Franconia Notch State Park, see the mountains, and have the pleasure of feeling warm and dry throughout the day. However, I cannot help to feel some delight when the … Continue reading

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Soundscapes of Bear Brook

Soundscapes of Bear Brook

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More recently in my time here at Bear Brook, I’ve found myself listening intently to all of the sounds that can be heard in the different environments around the park. I’ve recently had some hearing troubles and the whole experience … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Hogback Trail

Revitalizing Hogback Trail

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Looking back on summer and all my experiences and memories, it’s important to remember that the parks cannot function without the help and support of the community. This past week, I helped organize and implement a trail day with volunteers … Continue reading

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Like the (Pemi) River Flows...

Like the (Pemi) River Flows…

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The Pemigewasset River begins at the base of Cannon Mountain in Profile Lake right here in Franconia Notch State Park.  For hundreds of years the Old Man was reflected in the waters of Profile Lake until it bore witness to … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

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It has been almost 2 months that I’ve been living in the Big Island campground in Pawtuckaway State Park. As I run through my day to day, leading programs and meeting campers, I get many questions about my living situation, … Continue reading

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