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    Earth Day 2021 Ranger Spotlight

    Earth Day 2021

    Photo By Erin Jimenez | Ranger Mary Simmons picks up trash for Earth Day at Greers Ferry Lake.... read more read more



    Story by Erin Jimenez 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District

    Name: Mary Simmons

    Job Title/Location: Park Ranger at Greers Ferry Lake

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Fish and Wildlife Biology with a minor in Parks and Recreation from Arkansas Tech University

    Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, floating, camping and running

    Why is Earth Day so important to conserving our natural resources?
    For me, our natural resources are a much-needed escape from the day to day stress and workload. I can relax, recoup and recharge because of them. Given the benefits that I receive from our natural resources, it is my responsibility to give back. Earth Day for me is a reminder of that.

    What are some ways people can participate in Earth Day?
    A big way people can participate is by picking up trash when visiting parks and public use areas and making sure their own trash makes it to a trash can. You basically want to leave the area better than you found it and it will take care of itself. You can also join a local cleanup, conservation, or gardening group. Just get involved! Using a refillable water bottle, recycling, planting a garden or going for a hike are also great ways to participate.

    What are your favorite Earth Day activities?
    I enjoy spending time outdoors, planting flowers/tree/gardens and putting up a bird house/feeder.



    Date Taken: 04.20.2021
    Date Posted: 04.20.2021 16:46
    Story ID: 394291
    Location: HEBER SPRINGS, AR, US 

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