I met an amazing group of people last night. I attended a meeting of the Ashland County Park District. I have hiked the parks for years, honestly not thinking about who maintained all that beauty for the public to enjoy.
Turns out that the park district maintains 15 parks without a single tax payer dollar. Everything in the parks from trails to signs to gas for the mowers is donated. There isn’t a single paid employee.
Made me stop and think about how to give back. I have hiked these parks, fished the ponds with the kids and walked my dogs here for 15 years.
I was in awe of the time commitments these members made.
I have few loves other then my family- hiking, camping, local healthy eating. But the greatest of these is, without a doubt, hiking.
I am proud to have joined this group, I look forward to doing trail maintenance this summer.
I hope my kids will all find a passion in their lives (since only the youngest loves to hike with me) that gives them both health and joy.