Daily Report – Yosemite National Park
Tuesday February 14th, 2017
NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Yosemite Community Scholarship’s Game & Movie Night, February 23rd
Mark your calendars for Yosemite Community Scholarship’s Game & Movie Night on February 23rd. We will be showing America’s National Park: Yosemite. Please bring your favorite board game. Tacos Sonora and drinks at the YEA bar will be available for purchase. A percentage of the sale and all donations will go to the Yosemite Community Scholarship. Come find out more and have some family fun. 5-8PM, Food, Drink, & Games, 6-7PM Movie. (M. Dale)
Photography show at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, February 18-20
Continuing the annual tradition, Robb Hirsch will have a showing of his nature photography (landscapes, wildlife and intimate scenes) in the lobby of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel over President’s weekend. There will be an assortment of large fine art pieces and smaller matted prints on display, including several new images. The show will be set up Saturday and Sunday from 10-7 and Monday from 10-4. Come on by to take a look and have a chat. (R. Hirsch)
A Thank You Message From Jessica Vansteenburg, Wife of Brian Chilcott
Hello Yosemite: Jessica Vansteenburg, wife of Brian Chilcott, would like to thank those who have supported the family in so many different ways. Dog, Axel, has made a full recovery! Jessica has had surgery and is in physical therapy making great improvements. Thanks again for all the concern, contribution, and coming together. (H. Bromberg)
El Portal Town Planning Meeting, February 14th
The next El Portal Planning Advisory Committee meeting will be this coming Tuesday, February 14 at 7 PM at the El Portal Branch library. Issues on the agenda include service of NPS concessions in El Portal, sewer project update, communication of road closure during winter storms, and NPS/County MOUs, including those for recreation facilities (swimming pool and town play parks). All residents are welcome to attend.
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance
participate in this meeting, contact the Planning Department at 209-966 5151. (M. Ross)
Yosemite Forum Tuesday, February 14th
“How heat and drought control the growth and death of Sierra forests” by Dr. Anne Kelly, University of California, Merced
Forests are made up of trees that operate like machines: they convert air and sunlight and water into trunks and leaves and seeds. These machines are now catastrophically failing as over a hundred million trees have recently died in the Sierra Nevada in response to drought and warming temperatures. Dr. Kelly’s research explores the mechanics of these trees to provide understanding of the ongoing massive tree loss and to offer insights into the future of Sierra Nevada forests.
The Forum will take place Tuesday, February 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium. Please contact Ami Knighten at 379-1301 for additional information. (G. Stock)
Job Opening: Volunteer Program Assistant
Based in Yosemite Valley, this position supports a variety of volunteer groups serving throughout the park. The Volunteer Program Assistant works directly with the Volunteer Program Manager to support work week crews, visitor information assistants, and corporate work crews.
We are seeking an individual whose excellent interpersonal and communication skills create an effective and lively rapport with volunteers of all ages and abilities. The position requires organizational skills that support the complex and fluid logistics of volunteer groups serving the NPS divisions of Interpretation, Resources Management and Science, Facilities Management, Preventative Search and Rescue, and Climbing Trails. Familiarity with the park is preferred.
Yosemite Falls Trail Update
Yosemite Falls trail has re-opened to the top of of Yosemite Falls. (J. Trust)
COR Classes Offered
March 13-17 Initial COR Class for those seeking first time certification. 40 hour course. Located in the touchdown space in the Mariposa Office.
April 3-7 COR Level I Refresher for those needing to recertify. 40 hour course. Located in the touchdown space in the Mariposa Office. Questions and signups: email@example.com (C. Flanagan)
SAVE THE DATE: YEA St. Patrick’s Celebration – March 17th
With luck of the Irish, St. Paddy’s Day lands on a Friday this year. Yosemite Employee Association invites one and all to come on down and celebrate at the Community Hall starting at 5pm. Be ready to dance the night away with live music by Bootstrap Circus! Traditional Irish meals will be served by Heidi Pusina. There will be face painting for little lads and ladies and the kegs will be flowing. Admission is $1 members/$10 non-members.
We are looking for volunteers to help make this special event possible! Volunteers will receive two free drink tickets. Available shifts include face painters, waste management, door, and clean up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for shifts. (M. Patton)