Nominated by Camping Enthusiasts, Award Honors Five of the Nation’s Best Park Rangers
San Diego, CA – July 21, 20010 – ReserveAmerica, 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” award. Nominated by outdoor enthusiasts, this year’s Ranger of the Year award recognizes five of the country’s most dedicated park rangers who provide exemplary services to campers and are committed to preserving the natural resources of their park.
Frank Martin of Lake Bistineau State Park in Doyline, La., was awarded the “Gold Medal Ranger of the Year” and four finalists received the “Silver Medal Ranger of the Year” award as a testament to their commitment and hard work.
“ReserveAmerica’s Ranger of the Year award acknowledges outstanding leaders who consistently go the extra mile to provide a safe, fun and beautiful environment for campers to enjoy,” explained David Dutch, general manager for Active Network’s Outdoors division. “We commend these rangers on receiving this noteworthy achievement and applaud each winner for their dedication to the park service.”
Below is a list of this year’s recipients. For additional information about the rangers and to read their inspiring testimonials, please visit www.active.com/outdoors/Articles/2010-Americas-Ranger-of-the-Year.htm.
Gold Medal Ranger of the Year Award
Frank Martin, Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline, LA
Silver Medal Ranger of the Year Award
Kyle Bullock, Edisto Beach State Park, Edisto, SC
Donald Oneppo, Landsford Canal State Park, Catawba, SC
Jason Guillory, Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, LA
Al James, Landsford Canal State Park, Catawba, SC
This year, ReserveAmerica received over 240 nominations which were evaluated in part on testimonials from campers, regional park management and peers, as well as the number of recommendations each ranger received. Campers can find anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation by browsing through more than 300,000 campsites, cabins, day use facilities, and picnic areas at www.ReserveAmerica.com.
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