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Staying Safe in the National Forests Memorial Day Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the strong storms and heavy snow over the past few months, some forest areas and sites are closed due to lingering snowpack, flooding or road damage. Crews are using all available resources to get these areas open and safe for the public to enjoy. “With the record precipitation we expect to be busy at our national ...

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Soroptimist of The Sierras Honors Three Students at Luncheon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Every year, Soroptimist of The Sierras gives three cash awards for their Live Your Dream program to women completing their education. This year, at their award ceremony and spring tea luncheon, the applicants chosen to receive the $1,500 awards included Karen Wood, Sarah Howard, and Krystal Anderson. Live Your Dream Award recipients may use the cash award ...

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UCCE to Offer Two-Part Pile Burning Workshop

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Winter can be a great time for pile burning brush and other woody debris around your home. Learning how to construct and prepare hand piles takes skill and an understanding of safety and weather considerations to minimize the risk of escape. The University of California Cooperative Extension invites community members to a 2-part pile burning workshop to ...

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Fire Prevention Week is Here. Map Your Path to Safety Now!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — In a partnership spanning more than 90 years, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week — are uniting to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” CAL FIRE urges all residents to incorporate ...

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Happy 132nd birthday, Yosemite! May you have many more!!

Happy Birthday Yosemite! Visit this October and help celebrate the 132nd birthday of Yosemite National Park! History of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is located in central California, straddling the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Many famous explorers and naturalists have passed through this area including John Muir (a strong proponent for protecting the area’s forests), John Wesley Powell (who ...

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June 30th Reports from Visit Yosemite – Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — Please see the attached PDFs from Visit Yosemite – Madera County for the Daily Conditions Report and for current weather conditions. Daily Conditions Report (PDF) Current Weather Conditions (PDF) Some important reminders from the park service Wawona Road Hazard Tree Removal Beginning Tuesday, July 5, park forestry crews will be working along Wawona Road between Yosemite West ...

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YARTS Reservations for 2022 Summer Season Now Available

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YOSEMITE – Reservations for the 2022 summer season are now open for trips to Yosemite National Park aboard the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS), which operates a year-round coach service from Merced and Mariposa to Yosemite, but will transition to an expanded summer schedule beginning May 16, 2022. Seasonal summer service begins from Sonora and Groveland on May 16 ...

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