Celebration of Life Scheduled for Yosemite Association President Steven P. Medley
A celebration honoring the life of Steven P. Medley will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2006 in Yosemite National Park. Steve was the president of the non-profit Yosemite Association from 1985 until his death in a car accident on October 5, 2006.
The memorial will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Grey Barn, located next to the covered bridge and the Pioneer Yosemite History Center in Wawona. National Park Service Deputy Superintendent Kevin Cann, and representatives from the Yosemite Association Board of Trustees, staff, and Yosemite Rotary will speak. Following the scheduled speakers, the microphone will be open for guests to share tributes to Steve.
A reception will follow the ceremony at 3:00 p.m. at the Wawona Hotel.
Dress is casual. Please be mindful of the weather; this event will be held rain, snow, or shine.
To aid planning, those who expect to attend the event are asked to call the Yosemite Association at 209/379-2646 or 209/379-2317, or send an e-mail to email@example.com with the number in their party.
Suggestions for lodging and parking information are available at www.yosemite.org
Donations made to the Yosemite Association in Steve's memory will be designated by the board of trustees for uses that honor his legacy of stewardship for Yosemite National Park.
Editor's note: The Yosemite Association initiates and supports interpretive, educational, research, scientific, and environmental programs in Yosemite National Park, in association with the National Park Service. Authorized by Congress, the Association provides services and direct financial support in order to promote park stewardship and enrich the visitor experience. They can be reached at 209/379-2646 or www.yosemite.org
Did You Know?
Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.