“those little tidbits of information really help park and conservation leaders be better in their jobs, be better stewards of the resources, and just be better community leaders.” – Chris Lee
Local conservation efforts have a lasting impact on communities and individuals. Chris Lee, the executive director of Des Moines County Conservation, joins for a conversation on the important role of conservation in local communities. Chris also hosts his own podcast called “Parks and Restoration”. During our conversation he shares about his journey from growing up in the small town of Burlington, Iowa to leading the county’s conservation department.
The unique benefits of local parks and conservation efforts often go unnoticed. These efforts play a critical role in connecting people to the outdoors, fostering a love for nature, and even influencing decision-making in the future. They also touch on the importance of local park rangers in being the face of conservation and how they can empower communities to get involved in conservation initiatives.
Listen to the full episode to learn more about the role of local parks and the inspiration they can provide for conservation on a larger scale. Let’s work together to make a difference, starting in our own backyards.
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[00:02:21] Importance of local parks and conservation efforts.
[00:03:53] Parks offer a strong community presence and finding solace in nature.
[00:08:01] Park rangers connect people to experiences with the outdoors.
[00:11:59] Always strive to improve leadership skills.
00:13:12] Focus on team culture.
[00:17:33] Understand your purpose to find fulfilling work in the parks.