National Park Week includes Earth Day & Jr. Ranger Day in Yosemite

Yosemite is celebrating next week! Our Earth Day celebrations start Friday evening (Apr 20) and continue all weekend. National Park Week runs from April 21 – April 29, and the park is waiving the entrance fee so you can get in free. This is going to be a great time in the park for kids too. In addition to the fun kids booth at Earth Day, we are also celebrating Junior Ranger Day on April 21 with a bunch of activities designed to help kids learn about the park and discover ways to help protect and preserve it.
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Village Store Eco-Remodel Celebration

Village Store Remodel Ribbon Cutting

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks & Resorts at Yosemite President Dan Jensen led a community event and ribbon cutting ceremony on April 3, to celebrate the completion of a $1.15 million dollar eco-friendly remodel of the Village Store. The event dedicated the newly refurbished store highlighting its 25 percent energy use reduction, sustainable design features and locally grown organic produce. Special guests at the event included National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher, and Tom Willey of T&D Willey Farms, whose locally grown, organic vegetables are featured in the new produce section. Yosemite Valley students also participated in the event, selecting healthy food snacks from the many options available in the store, and enjoyed the organic carrot cake served to the public following the event.
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