April 25, 2012, Open House and Webinar featuring the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project
Join us for our monthly open house on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 1 to 4 pm in the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium. Presentations will begin at 2 pm. Park Entrance fees are waived for attendees.
The open house will feature an update on the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias project. The goal of the project is to restore the ecological health of the Grove and improve the visitor experience at the South Entrance and Grove. Since public scoping closed on February 3, 2012, an interdisciplinary planning team has been working hard on the ongoing environmental planning and design efforts.
With input from public scoping, and through a series of design charettes, park staff/subject matter experts, and the design team have been working together to formulate basic site design concepts. We will share some of these preliminary design concepts, and discuss some of our design challenges and ideas for how we might restore the Grove; provide sustainable operations, facilities, and access; and improve the overall visitor experience.
For those unable to attend the open house in person, the presentation will also be available online via a webinar at yose.webex.com.
Don't Forget to Send in Your Merced River Plan Comments!
While we welcome your thoughts and comments anytime, feedback on the Merced River Plan preliminary concepts will be most useful if submitted by April 20, 2012.
- Comment on the range of preliminary alternative concepts on the Planning, Environment & Public Comment website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/MRPAlternatives
- View a link to the April 11 "recorded" webinar: https://yose.webex.com/ec0606l/eventcenter/recording/recordAction.do?siteurl=yose&theAction=poprecord&path=pop_program_info&recordID=5089837and all previous MRP webinars at https://yose.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=yose&service=6.
- To view the presentation slideshow as a PDF: https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/upload/MRP-Spring-2012-PP-Pres-White-Web.pdf [8.9 MB].
- View five site plans and seven poster boards on the Merced River Plan's document page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp_documents.htm
Save the Date! Merced River Plan Wawona workshop and site visit rescheduled for May 4
The Merced River Plan Preliminary Alternative Concepts site visit and workshop (cancelled due to snow and a power outage) have been rescheduled for May 4. The site visit to pertinent locations around Wawona will take place between 10 a.m.-12 noon, starting at the Wawona Community Hall. The workshop will take place between 1-3:30 p.m. also at the Wawona Community Hall.
We hope you can join us and we hope the weather cooperates this time. To download a copy of the workbook, visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/upload/YOSE_MRP_Workbook_Final3-19-12_WEB_READY.pdf. See you in a few weeks!
Have you attended one of our webinars?
We are interested in any feedback you have regarding our webinars, especially the recent Merced River Plan webinars. If you have any feedback regarding the webinar logistics, we'd like to hear from you at e-mail us.