The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) has decided it’s time for some good news in 2020. Set a calendar reminder for October 15-18 because that’s when ANPR will host our annual Ranger Rendezvous online for the first time! Going online will help us to reach more Rangers and at a lower cost than ever before, and the Rendezvous 43.0 Planning Committee is working hard to make attending fun, affordable, and easy.
Rendezvous presentations are always meaningful, and this year’s presenters will engage important topics that are relevant for NPS employees in every division. We want you to help us let NPS employees know about the event (#RR43.0, #RangerRendezvous) and donate if you can help early career ANPR members attend.
We will share the event program soon. Check the Ranger Rendezvous 43.0 website to see updates, follow us on Facebook, subscribe to get our newsletter, and look for important updates in Ranger Magazine.
Earlier this summer, ANPR’s Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the in-person Ranger Rendezvous 43. This marks the first time since 1999 that the event will not be held in-person. “While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to meet in one place with our friends from across the National Park Service, we’re glad this latest ‘unprecedented message’ of 2020 offers a new opportunity for all of our members,” ANPR President, Paul Anderson, said.
ANPR is concurrently planning Ranger Rendezvous 44 which is scheduled for October 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Before changes necessitated by COVID-19, ANPR had planned to host this year’s Rendezvous in Jacksonville.