After spending nearly 30 years working for the National Park Service system at a variety of parks and locations, Rick Clark is returning to his roots.
The new superintendent of the Missouri National Recreational River is not only a Midwest native, but he also worked with the park as part of his first permanent status assignment with the NPS.
Clark says it will be interesting to come back more than 20 years later and see how it has changed.
He most recently was the chief of science and resources management at Gulf Islands National Seashore, headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Clark replaces Steve Thede, who had been serving as acting superintendent since last spring.