The Chinook Observer interviewed Steve Wood, an interpreter at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park, about why he loves his job and parks in general.
Excerpt: “Parks offer everyone, in some aspect, the opportunity to walk away from their day-to-day existence and breathe, walk around, listen to the birds, lose yourself in a forest. Whatever it may be. Parks offer us a break, literally. They give us a chance to kind of escape everything that might be weighing us down. Recharge our batteries as much as we can, before we have to go back and face the music again. That’s one thing I’ve discovered in parks, for myself. From a very young age there was a city park that I loved that had a little stream and patch of woods. And I could just forget about school, chores, home life. Parks offer that. And while parks have been called America’s best idea — I mean America has had a lot of great ideas — this is definitely one of them. And it’s worth fighting for.”
Read the whole story in the Chinook Observer.