I was assigned to be coordinator of the National Mall Times, our park's newspaper for 2012. The above logo is obviously not actually used, but I have it on my door. The paper has a circulation of 100,000 per year. My first issue from the helm is coming out soon for March 2012. I've also been making posters that advertise the ranger programs.
I have also been working on getting things ready for the Cherry Blossom Festival. I have been designing new artwork for Paddles the Beaver, our resource protection mascot who reminds you to not pick the flowers. That was the keystone to getting a lot of other projects done including maps, banners, and buttons that I've also been working on for the festival.
Paddles the Beaver
The cherry blossom festival runs from March 20 to April 27, though events on our end run March 24-April 15. You can keep an eye on the trees with the webcam. Live webcam image posted below. The average peak bloom date is April 4, but the specific "peak" date depends on yearly conditions.
Spring is coming! We're planning for it.