Magazine article Parks & Recreation

NRPA’s Roland Richardson among NAAEE’s 30 under 30

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

NRPA’s Roland Richardson among NAAEE’s 30 under 30

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Roland Richardson, development officer for NRPA's conservation initiatives, was recently named one of the North American Association for Environmental Education's 30 Under 30. A partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Global Environmental Education Partnership, the NAAEE 30 Under 30 program recognizes individuals in the United States and internationally, 30 years of age or younger, who are game changers in their community. These young people are taking on leadership positions to make a difference for the planet and engaging their communities, building relationships, and using the power of education to create change, and Roland's inclusion in this prestigious group is well-deserved.

Roland's love for the outdoors developed at an early age while on camping and backpacking trips with the Boy Scouts of America; he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in 2006. At the age of 14, he became involved with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), working on trail construction and restoration projects in national parks across the country. …

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