Voted by Camping Enthusiasts, Awards Honor the Nation’s Best Park Rangers

Ballston Spa, NY – July 27, 2009 – ReserveAmerica, a part of The Active Network and the United States’ leading recreation reservation service, today announced the winners of the “America’s Ranger of the Year” awards. Winners were nominated and voted on by outdoor enthusiasts through ReserveAmerica’s website, The annual awards are bestowed to the country’s top rangers who’ve dedicated their careers to serving park visitors while preserving the country’s public lands for future generations.

For the first time in its four year history, the “Gold Medal Ranger of the Year” award is being given to two outstanding rangers, Eric Grey and Tyler Sewald from Jackson Lake State Park, CO. In addition, five finalists received the “Silver Medal Ranger of the Year” award for their hard work and dedication. All of this year’s winners exemplified the commitment, pride and leadership that represent the awards.

“With millions of outdoor enthusiasts visiting the nation’s parks each year, park rangers play a vital role in providing a safe, fun environment for campers and protecting the park’s natural resources,” said Seth Rosenberg, general manager for ReserveAmerica and The Active Network. “This year’s winners epitomize what the ‘America’s Ranger of the Year’ awards stand for, and ReserveAmerica is honored to provide them the recognition they deserve.”

Below is a list of this year’s recipients. For additional information about the rangers and to read their heartwarming testimonials, please visit

Gold Medal Ranger of The Year Award

Eric Grey and Tyler Sewald, Jackson Lake State Park, Colorado

Silver Medal Ranger of the Year Awards

Betty Baust, Stump Pass Beach State Park, Florida 
Bill O’Connor, Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire 
Scott Erikson, Lake Wissota State Park, Wisconsin 
Danny Martin, Philpott Lake, Virginia 
Marshall Pierre Sr., Bayou Segnette State Park, Louisiana

ReserveAmerica has begun the search for the 2010 “America’s Ranger of the Year.” Camping enthusiasts may submit their vote for “America’s Ranger of the Year” while planning their family camping trips online at For more information please visit

About ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation, campground management and marketing solutions provider. ReserveAmerica specializes in complete reservations solutions, stand-alone call center/database management tools, online reservations solutions and park software solutions. The Company manages the largest reservable campsite inventory with partnerships throughout North America. ReserveAmerica is a part of The Active Network.


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Jake Gonzales, The Active Network, Inc. or 858.652-6133