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NOLS 2012 Stewardship Award goes to Darrel Trembly, Sinks Canyon State Park Superintendent

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Contact: Aaron Bannon, (307) 335-2312

Lander, WY. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is pleased to honor Darrel Trembly as its 2012 Stewardship Award recipient. Trembly is the Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails regional manager, as well as the Sinks Canyon State Park superintendent.

“Trembly has been a conscientious steward of Sinks Canyon State Park for two decades,” said Aaron Bannon, NOLS Stewardship and Sustainability director. “His commitment to the Lander community is evident in the recreational, historical, and educational resource he and his team have built at Sinks Canyon.”

The NOLS Stewardship Award, presented annually since 1990, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional stewardship of public lands and the environment. NOLS chose to honor Darrel for his commitment to public use and to the preservation of natural resources. In addition to managing NOLS’ Wyoming State Parks permit, he has coordinated and partnered in numerous joint service projects, including projects with federal public lands agencies.

Trembly has ensured that Sinks Canyon State Park is an educational partner to local teachers through the development of rich educational resources and activities. He has embraced the outdoor recreational interests of the community through his stewardship of hiking and skiing trails, as well as his support for climbing at the dolomite cliffs in Sinks.

“It has been a passion for the people, and a passion for the resource, that have been most important to me over the years,” said Trembly. “Resource protection has become very important to me. Sinks Canyon is such a great place, such an important corridor that people travel through. Being here, I feel like I have the neatest job in the whole outfit, especially because we have the opportunity for education and interpretation.”

Trembly began his career with Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails 30 years ago and came to Sinks Canyon State Park over 20 years ago, as superintendent. In 1998, in addition to his superintendent duties, he because regional manager. He oversees activities at Hot Springs State Park, Bear River State Park, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, Seminoe State Park, the Wyoming Territorial Prison, and the Historic Governor’s Mansion.

Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, NOLS is the leader in wilderness education, providing awe-inspiring, transformative experiences to nearly 14,000 students each year. These students, ages 14 to 70, learn in the wildest and most remote classrooms worldwide—from the Amazon rain forest, to rugged peaks in the Himalaya, to Alaskan glaciers and Arctic tundra. Graduates are active leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills. NOLS also offers customized courses through NOLS Professional Training, and the Wilderness Medicine Institute is the leading teacher of wilderness medicine worldwide. For more information, call (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit www.nols.edu.