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Yosemite National Park Invites the Public to Community Safety Day

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Date: June 2, 2009

Yosemite National Park invites the public to participate in Community Safety Day in Yosemite National Park this Friday, June 5, 2009, from 10am to 3pm in the Yosemite Village mall (in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center).

Visitors and community members will have the opportunity to see Yosemite’s Mounted Patrol horses, watch search and rescue demonstrations, and learn about road, water, wildlife, wilderness, and fire safety. Free activity books designed by "Little Ty Cooney" author Steve Riley will be available free of charge to children attending this year’s event along with other safety prizes. Activities include a bike safety course and a fire prevention trailer. Adults can participate in free cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks, and obtain free child identification kits. Information will also be available about CPR and AED awareness, available community resources, and emergency preparedness.

This free event is presented by Yosemite National Park, DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., the Yosemite Medical Clinic, the California Highway Patrol, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department, YOSAR, Friends of YOSAR, Mariposa Safe Families, and the Sonora Police Department.

Did You Know?

Yosemite Museum

When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.