A Junior Ranger ... Parks Ethics Junior Ranger Pledge Dear Parents by dffhrtcv3


									   Junior Ranger Pledge                         We need your help to protect our natural and cultural                          Ethics
         I am a Junior Ranger,                  resources, plants and animals. It takes everyone’s hard                        A Junior Ranger understands that all
                                                work and commitment to keep Oregon’s parks                                     plants, animals and the earth’s resources
     I keep parks neat and clean,
                                                beautiful for you and your family.
    Protecting plants and animals,                                                                                             deserve to be protected and respected.

     Come on and join our team!

Dear Parents/Guardians                          Parks
                                                                                                                                        A Junior Ranger ...
The Junior Ranger program is designed           1    Fort Stevens
                                                2    Nehalem Bay                                                               • Promises to help keep campsites,
to be both educational and enjoyable.                                                                                            parks, rivers, beaches and trails clean.
The program helps to increase children’s        3    Cape Lookout
awareness of park resources and the             4    Devil’s Lake                                                              • Respects the rights and property of others.
environment while they enjoy the outdoors       5    Depoe Bay Whale
                                                     Watch (day-use park)                                                      • Teaches others to conserve
in our State Parks.                                                                                                              and wisely use natural resources.
                                                6    Beverly Beach
The Junior Ranger mascot, J.R. Beaver,
visits campsites regularly to entertain your    7    South Beach                                                               • Assists people who work to protect
                                                                            23   Silver Falls                                    natural and cultural resources.
children and encourage them to help care for    8    Seal Rock
                                                     (day-use park)         24   Detroit Lake
the parks.                                                                                                                     • Learns the park rules and follows them.
                                                9    Alsea Bay Bridge       25   Cascara
After your child has completed the program,          (day-use park)         26   Valley of the Rogue
we hope he or she will genuinely be more        10   Beachside              27   Joseph H. Stewart
interested in park resources, conservation
                                                11   Carl G. Washburne      28   Milo McIver                              1

and sustainability.
                                                12   Jessie M. Honeyman     29   Ainsworth
                                                                                                                    2             20                       31
Remember to sign a permission slip to           13   Umpqua Lighthouse      30   Viento                    TILLAMOOK                              29 30
                                                                                                                               PORTLAND                                    37
                                                                                                                                                           THE                       38
allow your child to join in on the fun. After                                                                      3                  21 28
                                                14   William M. Tugman      31   Memaloose                                              22

a permission slip is handed in, your child
                                                15   Sunset Bay             32   The Cove Palisades                      5 4
will receive his/her passport and is ready                                                                 NEWPORT
                                                                                                                           6   SALEM            24
                                                16   Bullards Beach         33   Tumalo                           8 7                                     32
to get started! We encourage you to attend                                                                                                                         35                39
                                                17   Cape Blanco            34   LaPine                          10 9
                                                                                                                                             25                                 ONTARIO
programs with your child.                                                                                             11         EUGENE              33
                                                18   Humbug Mountain        35   Prineville Reservior            13
                                                                                                                    12                               34
                                                19   Harris Beach           36   Collier Memorial       COOS BAY
                                                20   “Stub” Stewart         37   Emigrant Springs             17
                                                                                                                                         27 36
                                                21   Tryon Creek            38   Wallowa Lake
                                                                                                                    18               26
                                                     (day-use park)
                                                                            39   Farewell Bend                      19
                                                22   Champoeg                                                            BROOKINGS
                 Activities                                Want to Help Your                                                   Be a
    • Discover park “sEcREts”
                                                           Favorite State Park?                                                Junior
    • Find and iDEntify three special plants
                                                           Go Volunteer!                                                       Ranger
      or animals                                           Check out the Youth Service Awards program.
                                                           If you’re between the ages of 8 and 18, this
    • REcyclE and place containers in the                  program allows you to begin working on volunteer
      appropriate bin                                      projects in state parks. Apply your caring and
                                                           concern for the outdoors and start making
    • Keep your campsite                                   a real difference. Talk to a park ranger today
      and the park                                         about how you can become involved.                                  fun for ages 6-12

    • Go to an
      interpretive                                         The park list and map show the Oregon State Park
      PRoGRAm to                                           locations that offer the Junior Ranger program
      learn about                                          regularly throughout the summer camping season.
      park stories                                         You may come across other parks that offer the
      and the                                              program on a limited basis. Be sure to ask a park
      environment                                          ranger on your travels.

    • Learn to be sAfE in parks
      and on trails, rivers and beaches

               three steps
     After you’ve completed each activity, have
1    your passport stamped by a park host or park
     employee. When four out of the six boxes on the
     page are stamped, show it to a park host or park
     staff person to get a Junior Ranger badge and
     learn the secret Junior Ranger greeting.                  come Visit me online!

                                                                                                                                                                      JUNIOR RANGER
                                                                                                                                   Oregon Parks and Recreation

                                                                                                                                                                 Basic Program
     On your next camping trip, complete the              For Junior Ranger activities and adventures

     second passport page and receive a J.R. wooden       all year ’round, you can visit J.R. Beaver online at
     pencil and a J.R. decal.                             www.jrbeaver.org

     On your third park visit, finish the last passport
     page. Show your completed passport to a park                            Printed on Recycled Paper
     host or park staff person to get a Junior Ranger       This publication is available in alternative formats on request.
     patch and a special certificate signed by J.R.       Write to: OPRD, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301;
     Beaver himself!                                      or call (503) 986-0707 (for the hearing impaired 1-800-735-2900).
                                                                                    63400-8070 (4-09)

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