Williamsport park ranger receives the highest honor from the National Park Service

Maryland

A Williamsport park ranger received the highest honor from the National Park Service.

Joined by family and friends, Hollie Lynch received the Freeman Tilden award. Lynch has been the education coordinator at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park for the past six years.   This award is given to an individual for accomplishments in interpretation and education by a national park service employee. She was selected for having an impacting education program. 

“I was kind of shocked a little bit. It was really exciting to see some of the other parks that were nominated for the award and all the other programs that they were doing with their program and outreach to visitors,” said Hollie Lynch, recipient of Freeman Tilden award. 

Officials say she was selected the top in her field out of nearly 300 nominations around the world. 

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