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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

    HEBER SPRINGS, AR, UNITED STATES

    04.20.2021

    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.

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

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