Who looks after open space?
Every year, hundreds of residents walk, hike, and enjoy the nearly 6,000 acres of Ridgefield’s open spaces, trails, and parks. The RCC is responsible for about 3,000 of these acres. Rangers serve as the eyes for the RCC, notifying the Commission if vandalism, impassable areas, or any other concerns exist. Without the 35-plus rangers, the RCC would not be able to manage the space.
Commissioner Daniel C. Levine describes the benefits and minimal responsibilities that the rangers take on: “Being a ranger is a simple way to give back to the community; it’s literally a walk in the park!”
The task requires walking a trail four times a year. A single person, a family, a group, a club, a class, or an organization can serve as ranger. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.