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Published: October 16, 2020


DAVID CROCKETT STATE PARK MANAGER RACHEL LEE PRESENTED AN INTERESTING PROGRAM AT THE LAWRENCEBURG ROTARY CLUB ON FRIDAY (TODAY). LEE BECAME A PARK RANGER IN 2003 AND WAS OFFERED A POSITION AT CROCKETT PARK IN 2004. SHE HAS SERVED IN MANY ROLES INCLUDING HER CURRENT ASSIGNMENT AS PARK MANAGER. THE PARK IS DEDICATED TO PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF DAVY CROCKETT AS WELL AS PROVIDING ACCESS TO NATURE FOR PARK VISITORS. LEE DESCRIBED HOW SHE APPLIES HER EXPERIENCE AS A ROTARIAN AND ROTARY’S FOUR WAY TEST TO HER DAILY PARK DUTIES. SHE PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE OF HOW HER JOB REQUIRES A BALANCE BETWEEN CUSTOMER SERVICE VERSUS ENFORCEMENT OF PARK RULES. ACCORDING TO LEE, ATTENDANCE AT THE STATE PARK AND ITS CAMPSITES HAS BEEN UP DESPITE THE COVID PANDEMIC, HOWEVER BUSINESS AT THE RESTAURANT HAS BEEN HIT AND MISS. THE RESTAURANT BUFFET HAS BEEN CLOSED BUT BREAKFAST IS BEING SERVED FAMILY STYLE. SHE ALSO DESCRIBED THE MANY PARK IMPROVEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS INCLUDING MUSEUM RENOVATION POND RECLAMATION, AND HIKING TRAIL THAT CIRCLES LAKE LINDSEY.