“The Natural State”, is the state slogan, and we have been blessed to spend the past week at Lake Fort Smith State Park. Today we just wrapped up a 2 day trainers course with an awesome group of people. The mix of participants included Arkansas Park employees, local Forth Smith residents, and one Tennessee resident. The group brought tons of outdoor experience to the table with lots of stories and knowledge to share, which made the 2 days priceless. Everyone gave very informative and creative teaching sessions, and also taught us some new Leave No Trace rap songs . We were also privileged as a group to go out on the new pontoon boat for the Interpretive lake tour, with Jay Schneider park Interpreter learning the history of Lake Fort Smith, and seeing some historic settlers sites from about the 1800’s. A big congrats and thank you goes out to the 9 new Leave No Trace Trainers, all the park staff, and the Schneider family for truly making us feel right at home at the Park. Best of luck in your future endeavors, and Happy Birthday to all 52 Arkansas State Parks on your 75th birthday!
Now we are headed to Maine for a Trainers Training at Acadia National Park.
Alexis & Topher