Who’s in those NPS kiosks?
Each month, the staff works with the National Canoe Safety Patrol, a group of volunteers who patrol the river to ensure safety and to enrich their skills. “We could not do what we do without them [NCSP], because they’ve got the skills, the experience, the years and they’re absolutely wonderful,” Peterec says. Additionally, the staff goes to Promise Land State Park in Greentown, PA for workshops to improve their educational programs.
Adam Lawrence is a seasonal employee who started volunteering after he graduated college. A lifelong resident of Honesdale, PA, Lawrence volunteers because of his interest in the National Park Service and his goal to gain more experience with the service. Lawrence says it has been a challenge developing solid educational programs with topics that he is familiar with, but not expert on.
Lawrence says the job is fun because, “we’re never in the same place day in and day out. We’re constantly moving, changing locations, constant rotations which adds a lot of excitement and adventure.” Because of the hiking trails, shade and because Ten Mile River stays relatively busy, it ranks as Lawrence’s favorite place to work.