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We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Solo Adventures – An “Ode” to Independence

In a society obsessed with socializing, solo travel isn’t exactly encouraged. Moreover, traveling alone, especially as a woman, is often considered dangerous and downright crazy. Well, to that notion, I would like to respond with a quote from Jimi Hendrix: You have to forget about what other people say; when you’re supposed to die; when you’re supposed to be lovin’. You have to forget about all these things. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. When I was offered an AmeriCorps VISTA position at Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation in the summer of 2016, I decided I would drive to Reno by myself. At the time, I lived back home in a little town in the Adirondack Mountains of U

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