As Missouri's summer kicks in, the ticks come out of hiding, and heat and humidity soar. At the same time, ERT members can be found out on the trail and the prairie, maintaining hiking paths and removing invasives. It can be hard to stay motivated at this point in the year, when positive attitudes and focus seem to be taken down a couple notches with seemingly mindless and frustrating work. But as members of the general public take themselves away from their computer screens and step outside, our service now is more important than ever. Here are four tips for staying motivated during the service week:
If one walks around Forest Park and squints hard enough, they can imagine the year is 1920 and the gilded age architecture that dots the park reflects the wealth of turn of the century St. Louis.