Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford launches ‘State Park Bucket List’ challenge, visits Pocomoke State Park
SNOW HILL, Md. – Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford is making a list and checking it twice as he prepares to visit every single state park in Maryland to complete his ultimate bucket list challenge.
“As I start counting them up it’s going to be a little tough to get to every one but I’m going to do my best to get to as many as possible,” said Rutherford (R).
Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford is trading in his office view for something a little more natural. On Friday, the Lieutenant Governor made his way to the Eastern Shore to visit the Pocomoke River State Park. Checking off yet another destination on his list that he’s visited since starting his challenge back in June.
“I’m going to attempt to visit every state park in the state over the next three and a half years,” said Rutherford.
So what exactly sparked the ‘State Park Bucket List’ phenomenon?
“We want to bring a lot more awareness to our beautiful state and state parks,” said Rutherford.
And it’s a challenge that’s greatly appreciated by local park officials.
“I really appreciate that they come out and they appreciate outdoors. It’s important because it really is therapeutic and it’s great stuff. Any opportunity we can get to kind of get some exposure and show people what they’re missing and what they can enjoy and appreciate in the outdoors, we definitely like to take that chance,” said Pocomoke River State Park Manager Curtis Dale.
Rutherford adds that bucket list aside, he just wants to encourage people to get up and get outside to see all the beautiful things that Maryland has to offer.
“It’s a low cost family friendly environment that we just encourage people to come out and enjoy the,” said Rutherford.
And while this is only stop number 10 for the Lieutenant Governor, he says he’s confident that he’ll be able to check every single park off his list. If you’d like to follow along as Lieutenant Governor Rutherford as he makes his way from park to park you can do so by clicking here.