Alberto Herrera

Alberto Herrera

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:28

Into new things

I have been at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and I can honestly say that this place is really growing on me. These past weeks I have been out engaging with the public and conducting my Netul Walk program, which has been great. It was pretty awesome to see some people from my area visit the park as I was able to give them good information on the area, the awesome vegetation around here, as well as the history. I have been a part of two paddling programs and that has been something that I have really enjoyed, and in getting ideas for when I get the chance to be K1 on mine. We are currently doing Nature Adventure Camp and it is something completely new, but something I am really enjoying. The people I am working with have great energy and I’m really looking forward to the rest of this camp and the next camp. Until next time!

Sunday, 16 June 2019 21:49

On the water

This week consisted of going through several topics in training. Although I did sit an listen to a lot of important things, I also managed to eat about half of the bag of chocolates. One of the cool things that we did was visiting several sites such as Dismal Nitch, Salt Works in Seaside, Oregon, and the Yawn property. I would say that I enjoyed the Yawn property the most. I really liked the location and it had some neat history. We all gathered around the porch of the house and had lunch and listen to Chris give details about the property and such. My favorite event of the weeks was Kayak training! We went and learned how to rescue swimmers and empty their kayaks Incase the capsized. Although the water was cold, the people made it fun! The funniest thing was when Daniel and Izzy flipped me over as the pretended to be panicking individuals. On Saturday Ranger Alicea and I went to the Seaside Library anddid some more outreach. The people were great and the tamales were too. ‘Til next time(: 

Saturday, 08 June 2019 15:54

Out & About

This week there has definitely been a lot of students visiting the park considering that the school year here is about to wrap up. On Wednesday we went down to Portland to get our PIV cards and that was a pretty cool trip, we even tried out a Mexican restaurant. The coolest part about this day was getting to stop by Nike HQ and getting a lap in at the Michael Johnson track. I would say that Thursday was the highlight. Ranger Alicea and I went around the community and did some outreach. We promoted the summer camps that LEWI is going to be hosting as well as the Spanish paddle on July 21st. I hope the info gets out to people and they come out! 

Saturday, 01 June 2019 01:23

(Texas)^2

My first week at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park has been great! On my first day, I got to walk around the park and get familiarize myself with the area. In addition, I had the opportunity to work on a flyer promoting a Spanish paddling event which I plan to lead in July :D. I am pretty pumped about doing community outreach to promote this upcoming event! Since I’ve been here, I’ve had the opportunity to explore Astoria, which has some of the hilliest streets that I’ve ever come across. By the time I am done with my internship here, I am sure I will have some horse legs from all the uphill running. In addition, I am happy to have a fellow Texan at the park, Ranger Izzy. Excited to see what next week will bring! #(TX)^2

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:26

Alberto Herrera

I was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas, which is located in the Rio Grande Valley. LHIP will be my second internship, as was an intern for Texas Parks & Wildlife last summer and worked alongside Texas game wardens. I am very excited to be able to reach out and interact with the Hispanic community in Oregon and everyone else at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park this summer! I currently attend the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where I study Criminal Justice and also run track and field. I look forward to running every inch of this park, learning from my observations and from the people I work with so that I can do the best I can during my internship.