Merrick, NY

Hi! I’m Kate McNerney, and I am a senior in high school. I live in Merrick, New York, and my favorite park activities include trail running, hiking, and taking photos of wildlife. I feel that parks are important because they help preserve natural ecosystems and provide people with clean air and outdoor recreation. It is crucial to protect these lands in order to maintain animal populations and allow visitors to learn about the natural world around us.

You can follow Kate on Instagram @jrRangerKate and on her blog below.