It’s not every day a picture of a plastic toy character resembling the Michelin Tire Man catches your attention, but that’s just what happened. On September 19, the stalwart figure was the unofficial mascot on Grand Teton National Park’s Instagram feed recruiting volunteers for National Public Lands Day to help clean up the park after a busy year.
National Public Lands Day is the largest national volunteer effort for public lands and this year it was held on September 25. Having just visited a national park, I was curious to learn what needed to be cleaned up and why.
I caught up with Megan Kohli, Youth and Volunteer Program Manager for Grand Teton National Park. I was expecting to talk trash, that is, litter, during our call, but instead I got something far more valuable from this veteran park employee. [Continue Reading]