Hawaii’s first intern in the Hawaiian Law Enforcement Legacy Program graduates!

Pacific Island National Parks

Congratulations to Amanda Loewe-Llanes on her successful completion of the Park Ranger Academy at Skagit Valley College in Washington State!  Amanda is the first intern to complete the Hawaiian Law Enforcement Legacy Program. The goal of this program is to recruit and mentor Hawaiian students and then provide financial support to help them to pursue a career in visitor and resource protection with the National Park Service.

The program is a partnership between Hawaii Island National Parks, the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association (HPPA), the Skagit Valley College Parks Academy and the Skagit Foundation.  The goal of the program is to recruit and mentor Hawaiian students to help them to pursue a career in visitor and resource protection with the National Park Service.

In the summer of 2013, Amanda worked at both Kaloko-Honokohau NHP and Haleakala National Park, gaining valuable field experience in many facets of park operations, especially protecting resources and…

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