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Seasonal rangers enjoy summer parks jobs; county on lookout for more help

 

June 8, 2022

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Summer rangers Derek Allen, left, and Ali Garrett are beginning their second summers with Linn County Parks.

When Ali Garrett was growing up in Sweet Home, her family enjoyed camping at Cascadia State Park, where she and her twin sister explored old-growth Douglas fir trees and hiking trails.

"We would see park rangers and we thought that would be a great job," she said.

Garrett now has what she considers her "perfect job" as a seasonal Park Ranger with Linn County Parks.

"I love this job," the 48-year-old Garrett said. "It can be hard work at times, but at the end of the day, I feel awesome. It's the best job I have ever had."

She and fellow seasonal ranger Derek Allen, 26, are beginning their se...



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