YOSEMITE — All visitors, employees and residents are invited to enjoy the morning in Yosemite National Park at an apple picking party.
This is an annual event that was started as part of efforts to help reduce bear-human contact in the park, and to “Help Keep Yosemite’s Bears Wild.”
The event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Curry Orchard Parking Lot from 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The historic apple orchard near Curry Village produces apples which attract bears to this highly concentrated visitor use area.
Bears in developed areas cause them to alter their natural diets. By removing the apples, bears will return to natural food sources found throughout the park and not become exposed to humans and their food.
Parking will not be allowed in the Curry Orchard Parking on Wednesday from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.