Electronic Newsletter, October 26, 2011

First Alternatives Webinar Scheduled
Can't make it to one of the in person workshops? The first online webinar workshop is scheduled for November 14, 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm. You can register now at yose.webex.com. We are tailoring this special web-based workshops to allow online participants to explore and discuss the management considerations identified in the workbook. These will be interactive webinars that allow participants to dialogue with park staff and each other.

Sneak Peak at El Portal Workshop Agenda
Still on the fence about whether or not to join us at one of the workshops? Check out the agenda for the El Portal workshop (October 27, 5-8 pm) and the companion workbook to see some of the topics that we will be discussing.

In addition to the 33 management considerations identified in the workbook, we will be sharing some conceptual drawings and studies of ways we might reuse or redesign some key areas such as the Camp 6/Day-use Parking intersection, Yosemite Lodge, Wawona store parking area, and El Portal. Due to their draft state these drawings are currently only available at the workshops, we will post them to the web once they are further refined.

El Portal Merced River Plan--Fall Alternative Workshop

5:00 Welcome
Sign in and receive a copy of the workbook.
NPS Staff
5:10 Orientation to the Workshop Facilitators: Jim Oswalde and Laurie Durnell
5:30 Gallery Walk
Take a "guided tour" of the river segments and the existing management considerations, engage in one-on-one discussion with park staff, and provide input on feedback directly on life-sized display boards. Gallery walk will be available for viewing until 8 pm
NPS Staff
6:30 Group Discussion I
Participants will discuss topic areas of interest based on feedback from display boards and table discussion. The dialogue will be captured on large graphic boards.
7:00 Group Discussion II
A second discussion period will allow provide the opportunity to explore additional topics. The dialogue will be captured on large graphic boards.
7:50 Closing
Hear what comes next in the process.
8:00 Adjourn

We hope to see you there!

Save the Date for Dialogue and Discovery
Mark your calendars for the Merced River Plan Fall 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

The Palm Room, San Francisco Film Centre
San Francisco, California
* For directions to this meeting location, visit: www.sffilmcentre.com/contact/directions.html

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

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