Electronic Newsletter, September 21, 2011

Open House September 28
Join park staff on September 28, 2011, for Yosemite National Park's monthly open house. The open house will feature informational posters, fact sheets, an opportunity to interact with park staff, and an update on current plans and projects.Presentations will begin at 2 pm and will last approximately one hour. The presentations will feature:

  • Celebrating National Public Lands Day--a report from Yosemite's Facelift
  • The History of the Mariposa Grove
  • Yosemite Anniversary Commemoration
  • Merced River Plan Update
  • Fire Update

In addition to presentations there will be an opportunity to ask questions. The presentations will be available online via webinar at yose.webex.com.

The open house is from 1 to 4 pm in the Valley Visitor Center. Park entrance fees are waived for attendees.

Merced River Plan Alternative Workshops: Time Change for Wawona
We have a minor change to the upcoming Alternatives Workshop schedule. The Wawona workshop is now scheduled for 1 to 5 pm on Friday, October 28, 2011. The complete schedule is provided below. These workshops will be an opportunity to explore some of the key management considerations identified in the Draft Baseline Conditions Report and public scoping as well as some of the potential options for addressing them. We hope you join us to wrestle with the tough issues of how to balance river protection, development, and visitor activities.

Merced River Plan Alternatives Development Workshops

Date Time Location
Oct. 27, 2011 5-8 pm El Portal Community Center
El Portal, California
Oct. 28, 2011 1-5 pm Wawona Community Center
Wawona, California
Oct. 29, 2011 10 am - 4 pm Garden Terrace, Yosemite Lodge
Yosemite National Park
Nov. 7, 2011 10 am - 4 pm Garden Terrace, Yosemite Lodge
Yosemite National Park
Nov. 9, 2011 5-8 pm Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California

In addition to these venues there will be two online opportunities via webinar to interact with the planning team and contribute to the development of the plan. We will announce the specific times and dates for the webinars soon.

For more information about the Merced River Plan visit www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp.htm.

Yosemite Facelift This Weekend
Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the "Yosemite Facelift" being held on Wednesday, September 21 through Sunday, September 25, 2010. This annual event is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association to help clean up the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park, including roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in parking, camping, and lodging areas. Events and presentations honoring Yosemite's climbing history will be held throughout the weekend.

Last year, over 1,000 Yosemite Facelift volunteers collected 172,307 pounds of trash, with over 140,000 pounds of it being old asphalt and concrete. Over 80 percent of the trash collected was recycled. More than 160 miles of roadway were cleaned, as well as over 100 miles of trails and 20 miles of river corridor.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, please contact Ken Yager at yageryca@gmail.com or visit the Yosemite Climbing Association website at www.yosemiteclimbing.org.

Last updated: March 5, 2015

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