Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities (2012)
National Park Week April 21 - April 29
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day beginning Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29.Many special events and activities are being sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (the park's primary concessioner), and the Ansel Adams Gallery.
To help celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, has announced entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite and all other national parks for the entire week.Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable.
This year, the focus of National Park Week will be Picture Yourself in a National Park.Many of the programs and events during this week will encourage visitors to experience something new in a national park.Visitors will have the opportunity to experience special activities and learn how to support national parks throughout the country.Events and activities occurring during National Park Week include:
Friday, April 20:
Saturday, April 21 (National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations):
Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day):
Monday, April 23:
Tuesday, April 24:
Wednesday, April 25:
Thursday, April 26:
Friday, April 27:
Saturday, April 28:
Sunday, April 29:
For more information and a description on all events please visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htmand click on the current "Yosemite Guide" link or call 209-372-0200.
Did You Know?
Congress designated the Merced River as Wild and Scenic in 1987. The National Park Service manages 81 miles of the Merced River, encompassing both the main stem and the South Fork in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. More...