When asked if I wanted to join a Metroparks wilderness backpacking experience on the Appalachian Trail near Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia, my initial reaction was, “Who Me?” The opportunity was only 6 weeks away, I had not backpacked in decades, and I really wasn’t sure if I could do it.
Kim is a 33-year veteran naturalist/historical interpreter at Metroparks. She is also an active Certified Interpretive Trainer with the National Association for Interpretation, and she has taught naturalist classes for 30 years at the University of Toledo and, more recently, Bowling Green State University. In 2015, she was the recipient of the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials Professional Fellow Award and the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Outstanding Mentor Award. At Metroparks, Kim's primary duties are training staff and volunteers, leading programs and creating interpretive text and exhibits. In her spare time, Kim enjoys hiking, bicycling, camping, music and spending time with her family and beagle.
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Glimpsing wildlife as you hike the Towpath is sure to add excitement to your experience, and Metroparks works hard to conserve the natural resources that increase those odds.