It has been a beautiful week here in Ventura. Everyday has been between 70 and 80 degrees. It makes me feel lucky that I am not at home right now. It has been over 105 every day this week back home. I do miss being there and around family though. The temperatures are perfect for working in though and there … Read more
I was on the mainland for most of the week but that does not mean that it was a boring week. I got to participate in the Park Service Operational Leadership course. On top of that I went out to Santa Rosa Island.
The first day back to work for the week saw me at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor … Read more
Morning after morning I am greeted by the squawks of the gulls. You do not notice it much. It just becomes background noise. Sometimes it is an interesting break from work watching how the gulls interact with each other. The gulls are omnipresent here; it is not man’s domain but the gulls. It’s a…humbling experience (if you can believe that).… Read more
Six days had passed since my last tour when we headed back out to Anacapa Island for eight more days. The agenda for this tour was simple: fix the stucco work that had failed or needed to be removed for the foundation repair. It is a large task to say the least.
We shipped out to the island bright and … Read more
It is amazing how far you can get in only a few days’ time. It is hard to dwindle it down for this post. Since the last update a lot of work has been achieved. We dug deeper into the building to prepare it for rehab. It took a lot of tedious work but we were able to accomplish our … Read more
Working at this park this past week has been incredible. This week was the first time I got off of the mainland and onto an island. We headed out to east Anacapa Island for eight days. The tour called for renovations on the visitor center. So far, I have not been prepared for the level of physicality that it has … Read more
It has been a wonderful first week here at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park. So far I have been on the mainland only. That will change next week when I go out to Anacapa Island for a whole 8 days to work with the team on historic preservation projects on the island.
This first … Read more
Hello everyone. My name is Kyle McGrady. This is my first internship with the program, and I am excited for what this summer will hold. I will be heading out to the beautiful Channel Islands National Park here in sunny Southern California.
I am 23 years old and have been out of college for a whole year now. It was … Read more