April 17, 2024


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New reserve highlights journey of a 38 calendar year veteran of the Nationwide Park Provider

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – ‘From Bear Dens to the Oval Office.’

Which is the title of a new ebook from Sheridan Steele who spent 38 yrs in the Countrywide Park Support functioning for around 7 unique parks.

As we identified out, his position definitely is one particular for the publications.

“I’ve labored at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Fort Scott Nationwide Historic Internet site in Kansas, Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, and 1 or two others together the way.”

Sheridan Steele ended his profession at Acadia Nationwide Park wherever he put in 12 yrs, sooner or later retiring in 2015.

When questioned if Acadia Nationwide Park is his beloved Steele suggests, “I’ve been asked that dilemma quite a few moments, but, you know, I genuinely loved every single park that I worked in and generally for diverse factors because they’re all diverse. Of system, it is a amazing position, so it is amongst my favorites.”

During the system of his vocation, Steele met or hosted several dignitaries such as Pope John Paul II and the Emperor and Empress of Japan

He was invited into the Oval Place of work with previous President Bill Clinton when Black Canyon of the Gunnison was converted from a Countrywide Monument into a Nationwide Park.

He also toured with a very very well recognised family members all over Acadia. “I spent a weekend with President Obama and the initially family at Acadia. That was actually great enjoyable, and I discovered a whole lot,” claims Steele.

As you can picture, retirement acquired a little bit dull for Steele, so he determined to generate about his time with the Nationwide Park Provider, a work he says by no means felt like a career.

“One of the things that built my profession so rewarding was the folks in the National Park Services are definitely committed, hardworking folks who appreciate what they are accomplishing, and it would make likely to function a actual pleasure,” says Steele.

Steele will be supplying a virtual writer talk on his new book “From Bear Dens to the Oval Office” Thursday night time at 7 p.m. with the Jesup Memorial Library on Zoom.

He’ll be sharing a lot of more tales about his career.

To discover out much more you can visit the Jesup Memorial Library Fb web page.

You can also acquire a copy of the e-book from the library or online.

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