August 25, 2017
B.A.R.K. Ranger Program at George Washington Carver NM
Diamond, MO - The staff at George Washington Carver National Monument invite you to attend our first B.A.R.K. Ranger program, to be held on “National Dog Day”, Saturday, August 26th from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. This event celebrates dogs in parks all across the country and promotes the benefit of getting outside for a walk with your pet in nearby national parks. These spaces were set aside for the enjoyment of the people and can be used regularly for human and pet exercise, alike!
Starting at 8:00 a.m., there will be a “Dog-Walk with a Doc” lead by a local veterinarian who will walk visitors and their dogs along the 1-mile Carver trail. There will also be special “B.A.R.K. Ranger” booklets and B.A.R.K. ranger themed bandannas and collar badges to be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Make sure to bring doggie bags for easy clean up, as well as leashes for your pups, and a water bowl if your dog needs one. We appreciate you and your future B.A.R.K. Ranger following these rules:
B – Bag your waste
A – Always be on a leash
R – Respect Wildlife
K – Know where you can go
At the conclusion of the event, your pups will take the B.A.R.K. Ranger Pledge and be sworn in as official B.A.R.K. Rangers.
This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.