Yosemite National Park Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018


Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 83 to 88 at 5000 feet...69 to 74 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 53 to 63 at 5000 feet...42 to 50 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny, warmer. Highs 87 to 93 at 5000 feet...75 to 80 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






Last RT-130 Fire refresher Friday

Friday, June 22nd will be the last opportunity to take the RT-130 fire refresher for the 2018 fire season. Class will be held in the Valley Auditorium starting at 0900 and ending around 1600.


Here are a few reminders: 


Last day to submit a red card application is Saturday June 30th. 


You must be medically cleared to take the pack test. If you're not sure, please talk to your supervisor before contacting one of the engine captains to set up a pack test.   


If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Russell Mitchell either by email at russell_mitchell@nps.gov or by cell phone at 626-9903.


Look forward to seeing you there!  (R. Mitchell)



Room for Rent in Beautiful Midpines A-Frame Home

Room for rent in Midpines starting mid July ($425/month). House has wrap around porch, large driveway, beautiful view of the foothills. Backyard space for gardening. Bedroom shares 1 bathroom with, but mostly has to themselves. Other house amenities: washer on site, sink disposal, swamp cooler. Roommates have HBO go and Netflix for sharing use :) Utilities are internet and electric that average $70 pp a month (with 3 people). E-mail anna.puchkoff for pictures and more details!  (A. Puchkoff)






Farewell Potluck Lunch Wednesday

Farewell Potluck Lunch at noon, Wednesday, June 20th in the Big Break-room for Dan Benitag, Hassan Corbin and Doug Denk. Dan is Retiring. Hassan is Transferring to Washington DC and Doug is returning to Denver Service Center after a 120 Day Detail with Design and Engineering.  Come say Farewell and Good Luck to them while enjoying a delicious lunch.  (D. Jordan)



Ice Cream Social Wednesday

Are you a volunteer in the Park? Do you supervise a volunteer in the Park? Then you're invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Volunteer Office! Come join in for ice cream, an assortment of toppings, and meet other volunteers and supervisors in the Park! The social will be held Wednesday, June 20th from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Volunteer Field Office (which is located in the old trails conference room, behind the Fort). Supervisors, please let your volunteers know about this event as a thank you for their time and effort!  (C. Timpone)



Property Open For Disposals

If you have Excess Property you need to dispose of, please complete the online disposal form and contact Denise Buskeness for an appointment to drop-off your excess property. 


1) Copy and paste this link into Internet Explorer, as it is not compatible with Goggle Chrome. 


- Scroll down to bottom

- Click Add Document

- Select if your item is informal or formal

- For Formal Property select your property number

- For Informal, click the Informal Button

- Follow the steps (Please fill out all fields)

- Select Submit 


2) Wait for Denise Buskeness to send you an email asking when you would like to make an appointment. 


If you run into any complications please feel free to call 379-1024 or email denise_buskeness@nps.gov.  (D. Buskeness)



Sue Beatty Recognized With Two Awards 

At the recent Mariposa Grove employee day, Sue Beatty's 30-year career devoted to ecological restoration and partnering in Yosemite was recognized with two awards. Sue was granted a Department of the Interior Superior Service honor award for her leadership in planning and implementing ecological restoration actions to restore natural forest, river, and meadow landforms and processes in the Merced River corridor, Tuolumne River corridor, Mariposa Grove, and Yosemite Wilderness, and for providing outstanding coaching and mentoring to develop the skills and abilities of numerous young biologists and botanists in Yosemite's Vegetation and Ecological Restoration program. Sue was also granted the Yosemite Conservancy Partnership Award for her vision and collaborative spirit in transforming the Mariposa Grove from paved and busy commercial area to peaceful and verdant meadow where water flows naturally and the big trees dominate the scene. Those at the opening events this week were witness to Sue's depth of knowledge and dedication to this place, and to the incredible transformation that she and many other dedicated ecological restoration staff accomplished in the grove. Thank you, Sue!  (A. Demetry) 



El Portal Fire Fuel Reduction Saturday

Come out and help the community of El Portal for a morning of fun and fire fuel reductions work! Team up with the local fire crew this Saturday, June 23rd from 8 am to 11 am and meet in front of the El Portal Fire Office. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeved shirts, and long pants. Bring water, snacks, and additional sun protection if needed. All are welcome and thanks in advance!  (C. Timpone)


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