Yosemite will be getting a little nip tuck this month. Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in this years annual Yosemite facelift, an event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.
Volunteers will be working throughout Yosemite National Park, including along roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in parking, camping and lodging areas. The event starts on Wednesday, September 21st, and will continue through Sunday, September 25th.
Last year, over 1,400 Yosemite Facelift volunteer’s cleaned up 14,762 pounds of trash and debris found throughout Yosemite National Park. Volunteers worked nearly 10,000 hours throughout the event and throughout the park to help clean up heavily visited areas.
Interested volunteers can sign up at the booth in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and in front of the Tuolumne Meadows Store. Registration in Yosemite Valley will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21st, through Sunday September 25th, which will only be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Sunday. In Tuolumne Meadows, registration is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Crew leaders will be at the booths to organize work groups and hand out equipment. On Saturday, September 24, the park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In order to help celebrate this special day and Facelift events, the park will waive entrance fees for Saturday, September 24. The fee waiver includes entrance fees on Saturday only. All camping and other amenity fees will be in effect.