• An open vista frames two white grave stone and a flag in the distance with a white cottage in the foreground.

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Retired Park Ranger and Author Shares High Adventure Tales, Humorous Stories, and Deadly Consequences

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Date: March 16, 2012
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA- Gregory W. Moss, author of "National Park Ranger, a.k.a. 'Bleeding Green & Grey'" will speak at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site on Monday, March 26. The program is free and begins at 7:00 p.m. in the visitor center. A veteran of thirty-two years as a former national park ranger, Mr. Moss has worked at more than 20 parks all across the United States. He retired as a chief ranger from the National Park Service in 2011 and now resides in Springfield, Missouri.

"As one of nearly four hundred parks in the National Park System, we're excited about hosting an author who can share stories from those other special places around the country," said Pete Swisher, superintendent of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. 

"National Park Ranger, a.k.a., 'Bleeding Green & Grey'" tells stories of the numerous and sometimes heroic daily deeds of a national park ranger. His true-life tales embrace not only high adventure cases, unfortunate deaths, and mayhem, but also humorous park visitors, limited budgets, politics, and bureaucracy. Mr. Moss pokes fun at himself and his colleagues while sharing the amusing side of his career. 

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space. For more information go online to www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

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