Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 30, 2006, is the thirteenth annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). National Public Lands Day is an annual event that provides opportunities for the public to participate in volunteer projects that accomplish much needed work on public lands. NPLD, organized by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, is supported by nine federal land management agencies.
This year the annual Fee Free Day will also be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, 2006. In accordance with guidance issued by the Department of the Interior, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate National Public Lands Day as the interagency Free Day. The waived fee for the admission of private vehicles includes seven days of visiting the park, including entering and exiting the park on those days. The waived fee does not include campground or overnight lodging fees.
Those interested in obtaining more information about NPLD to visit the website at www.npld.com.
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.