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The Signpost Newsletter

Second Quarter 2018

World Ranger Day

Coming July 31, 2018


World Ranger Day both commemorates Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the critical work Rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures.


World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July and is celebrated by the International Ranger Federation's (IRF's) member Associations, The Thin Green Line Foundation, and by organizations, schools and individuals who support the work of Rangers and the IRF worldwide.

The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.


Let’s pause for a moment to reflect on the sacrifice that these Rangers make; to honor the fallen Rangers and their colleagues who still bravely undertake their role in the field.


Get involved:

  • Host a public or private event dedicated to the work of Rangers and screen the international Ranger documentary, The Thin Green Line.  Apply online.
  • Download a World Ranger Day Poster (PDF) – Put your name and location on the sign, have your picture taken whilst holding the poster, or take a photo with Rangers or in a protected area, and post it on social media sharing the photo to the IRF and the TTGLF Facebook pages using the hashtags on the sign.
  • Raise funds to support Rangers and the work of the IRF, through its charity arm The Thin Green Line Foundation.


World Ranger Day e-pack will be available online the second week of June.

International Ranger Foundation

New Signpost Newsletter Editor

Welcome Amy Wolitzer


by Jeff Price


President Matt Cerkel announced on March 1, 2018, that he had selected PRAC member and Livermore Park District Ranger Amy Wolitzer to assume the duties of Editor for the PRAC Signpost Newsletter, beginning in April 2018.


Contact information for her and where to send Signpost articles, photos or other contributions, can be found soon on the PRAC website Contact Page.










Amy takes the reins replacing the veteran former Signpost Editor David Brooks, who retired in November 2017 after 25 years performaing that task.  During the last six months, while searching for a replacement Editor, Matt Cerkel and Jeff Price filled in as interim and associate editors for the newsletter in a web-based online version.


Welcome Amy!