Interesting historical footnote: It was the efforts of Douglas that prevented the C&O canal from becoming paved over by an extension of Whitehurst freeway all the way from DC to Cumberland, MD. What a tragedy that would have been
I was a National Park Service Ranger in my youth. Yes, this is before I sold out to the man. Some of the most dedicated and passionte people, focused on protecting our public treasures, work in these remote places, getting paid peanuts. Despite the low pay, its one of the best jobs I ever had. Jake, if you ever want to give up running and be a ranger or biologist or something in the Everglades, let me know.
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