Radnor Lake’s Jr. Ranger Intern Program 2014 (Session 1)

Junior Ranger Interns, Radnor Lake Staff and Friends of Radnor Lake Volunteer at the end of cleaning up 10-miles of the Buffalo River on Thursday, June 26th
Radnor Lake had it’s first week of the Jr. Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake.  Session 1 started on Monday, June 23rd and ended on Saturday, June 28th. 
 
The Junior Ranger Intern Program is funded by Friends of Radnor Lake which includes 5 days of trail work with State Park Rangers along the trail system at the natural area.  
 
On Thursday, June 27th the Jr. Ranger Interns, Radnor Lake Staff and Friends of Radnor Lake volunteers conducted a 10-mile river clean up along the Buffalo River in Flatwoods, TN.  Among the clean-up were 24 tires which were recycled thru the Bridgestone Tire Recycling Program which was recently received a Governer’s Stewardship Award on June 23rd by TDEC. 
 
In addition, the Jr. Ranger Interns and Radnor Lake Staff worked with two volunteer groups to conclude this weeks session: 
 
  • Nissan Volunteers on Friday afternoon, June 27th along the Lake Trail hauling gravel and mulch. 
  • Park volunteers on Saturday morning, June 28th along the Lake Trail and South Lake Trails hauling gravel, mulch and installing fencing to improve the current trail system at Radnor Lake.  
Birds of Prey Program being conducted by Ranger Leslie Anne Rawlings at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center for Jr. Ranger Interns. Pix by S.Ward

Birds of Prey Program being conducted by Ranger Leslie Anne Rawlings at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center for Jr. Ranger Interns. Pix by S.Ward

 Jr Ranger Interns hauling rock along the South Lake Trail at Radnor Lake. Pix by S.Ward

Jr Ranger Interns hauling rock along the South Lake Trail at Radnor Lake. Pix by S.Ward

 Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Interns during river clean up on the Buffalo River. Pix by S.Ward

Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Interns during river clean up on the Buffalo River. Pix by S.Ward

Junior Ranger Interns, Radnor Lake Staff and Friends of Radnor Lake Volunteer at the end of cleaning up 10-miles of the Buffalo River on Thursday, June 26th

Junior Ranger Interns, Radnor Lake Staff and Friends of Radnor Lake Volunteer at the end of cleaning up 10-miles of the Buffalo River on Thursday, June 26th

 Friends of Radnor Lake Board Member Greer Tidwell (right) along with Jr Ranger Interns showing off the 24 tires collected along 10-miles of the Buffalo River which were recycled thru the Bridgestone Tire Recycling Program.

Friends of Radnor Lake Board Member Greer Tidwell (right) along with Jr Ranger Interns showing off the 24 tires collected along 10-miles of the Buffalo River which were recycled thru the Bridgestone Tire Recycling Program.

 Ranger Sam King working with Jr Ranger Interns along the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake. Pix by S.Ward

Ranger Sam King working with Jr Ranger Interns along the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake. Pix by S.Ward

 

Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Interns working along the South CoveTrail at Radnor Lake.  Pix by S.Ward

Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Interns working along the South CoveTrail at Radnor Lake. Pix by S.Ward

Radnor Lake Jr Ranger Interns with SIR Will Peters along the South Cove Trail. Pix by S.Ward

Radnor Lake Jr Ranger Interns with SIR Will Peters along the South Cove Trail. Pix by S.Ward

Jr. Ranger Interns working with park volunteers hauling gravel and mulch down the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake in the rain on Volunteer Trail Day. Pix by S.Ward

Jr. Ranger Interns working with park volunteers hauling gravel and mulch down the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake in the rain on Volunteer Trail Day. Pix by S.Ward

Friends of Radnor Lake Volunteer and Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Intern during river clean-up on the Buffalo River

Friends of Radnor Lake Volunteer and Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Intern during river clean-up on the Buffalo River