Yosemite National Park Wednesday May 31st, 2017

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

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Wednesday May 31st, 2017

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers...a 50 percent chance of showers near the crest. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 61 to 67 at 5000 feet...52 to 58 at 8000 feet.

TonightMostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Colder. Lows 41 to 50 at 5000 feet...31 to 41 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny, warmer. Highs 67 to 73 at 5000 feet...59 to 67 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Wawona Native Plant Gardening Workshop Saturday

The UC Merced Yosemite Field Station will be hosting a native plant gardening workshop on Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm at the Wawona Community Center. Native plants will be available from Intermountain Nursery in Prather. Join your neighbors in learning water-wise, ecologically friendly gardening techniques for our area! Please RSVP to akelly5@ucmerced.edu.  (A. Kelly)

 

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RECENT NEWS

 

Spring Blood Drive Review

Yosemite Lions Club and Central California Blood Bank thanks the Yosemite community for the Gift of Life - your contribution is appreciated! 51 potential blood donors were processed, with a total of 39 pints collected. It was great to see some of the many "regulars" and meet new donors from the community! Ten people took advantage of the free eye screenings provided by Lions Club, with four referred for follow up of potentially serious eye conditions. Thank you, Yosemite!  The next blood drive will be in October in El Portal!  (D. Stewart)

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Defensible Space Inspections Start June 12

A Haiku from your Fire Prevention Division:

Winter Rains, Tall Grass 

Fire Season is Coming Soon

Defensible Space

 

Defensible space inspections for Yosemite Natl Park will begin on June 12th.

Go to http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ for more information so you can be prepared for this upcoming Wildfire season. For more information contact the Yosemite Natl Park's Fire Marshall's Office at Yose_Fire_Prevention@NPS.gov.  (B. Scott)

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Academic Scholarship Awards

The Yosemite Community Scholarship board has awarded their 2017 academic scholarships to the following Yosemite National Park connected students:

 

Hannah Scott:  Yosemite Employee Association (YEA) Scholarship - $2250

Christian Knighten: Mariposa Rotary Scholarship - $2250

Katie Petersen: Yosemite Community Scholarship - $1500

Sarah Petersen: Yosemite Community Scholarship - $1500

Claire Gorham: Yosemite Conservancy Scholarship - $1000

Odessa Pusina: Yosemite Lions Scholarship - $1000

Sean LeMessurier: Nature Bridge Scholarship - $500

 

Thank you to all the donors generously contributing to the Yosemite Community Scholarship fund for your investment in the future of Yosemite's local youth committed to higher education!  (E. Helling)

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Rooms for Rent

1-2 rooms for rent in a beautiful, large 4+ bed/2.5 bath home, nestled in the hills off the 140, on the border of Mariposa and Midpines. Home is on 5 quiet acres, surrounded by great views. $550/month per room, plus a portion of utilities. Email synchronicity.support@gmail.com if you're interested.  (K. Indigo)

 

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

 

El Portal Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase 1

May 22-25: The contractor will continue sewer mainline installation between Nature Bridge and the Motor Inn Cabins. On May 23rd, the contractor will begin Gas Station sewer lateral installation at the El Portal Market parking lot. For additional information, please visit the Construction Update Boards located at the Post Office and El Portal Market or contact Jamie Richards at jamie_richards@nps.gov. (G. Chun, Y. Lugo, J. Richards)

 

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ACTING DESIGNATIONS

 

Parker Davis will be acting Chief of BRM until June 1. He can be reached at 372-0406.

 

Glenn Dean will be acting Chief Safety & Occupational Health Manager until June 1. He can be reached at  glenn_dean@nps.gov or 379-1064.

 

Kristin Kirschner will be acting SAR Coordinator until mid June. She can be reached at 372-0216. 

 

Jon Babcock will be acting Machine Shop Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1155.

 

Heather Boothe will be acting Hetch Hetchy Program Manager and Yosemite Conservancy Liaison until further notice. She can be reached at 372-0238.

 

Sally Kintner will be acting Volunteer Program Manager until further notice. She can be reached at 379-1850.

 

Jim Roche will be acting Branch Chief of Physical Science and Landscape Ecology until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1446.

 

Don Pasley will be acting Wawona B&G Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 375-9508 or don_pasley@nps.gov.

 

Joe Meyer will be acting Division Chief for Resources Management and Science until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1185.

 

Josh Keyes will be acting Utilities Branch Chief until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1077.

 

Garrett Dickman will be acting Park Botanist until further notice. He can be reached at 379-3282.

 

John Barton will be acting Wawona Utilities Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 375-9510 or john_barton@nps.gov

 

Shawn Zumbrunnen will be acting Valley Utilities Supervisor until further notice. He can be reached at 372-0560 or shawn_zumbrunnen@nps.gov


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