Yosemite National Park has Activated Rapid Notify
Yosemite National Park has Activated Rapid Notify to send out emergency alerts to Yosemite residents and employees. Rapid Notify can send out these Emergency Messages through email, text, and voice messages. If you would like to receive Yosemite specific Emergency Messages to your non-government email accounts and phone numbers, you need to self-register at http://www.rapidnotify.com/customer/Yosemite.html. Doing so will allow you to receive alerts even when you are out of the area and off duty. Remember that during emergencies, power outages affect your ability to receive emergency messages and you should always use your best judgment to keep yourself safe.
Non-NPS personnel can use this link for self registration (NPS staff can use either):
This system is available for all Yosemite employees -- NPS, concessioner, park partners, etc. Non-NPS personnel can use this link for self registration (NPS staff can use either):
Yosemite National Park Expects Significant Precipitation Over the Next Several Days - News Release
Flooding projected for the weekend; park closure possible. Yosemite National Park is making preparations for visitor and employee safety in response to weather reports predicting significant precipitation, and possible flooding, over the next several days and through the weekend. The predictions for significant rainfall in Yosemite Valley, well above flood stage on the Merced River, could prompt the park to be closed in the next few days. People planning trips to the park, beginning tomorrow, Thursday January 5, 2017, should make alternate plans if the park does close.
The park experienced a significant flood event in January 1997, which caused extensive damage to park roads, campgrounds, lodging, and utilities. The park was closed until March 1997 due to extensive damage to the park’s infrastructure. During the closure, there was no running water and electricity was intermittent. Since the 1997 flood, the park has made significant improvements to park roads and facilities. Yosemite National Park officials continue to monitor the weather forecast and will make decisions in the next day or two based on the forecast, and the ability of the park to safely accommodate visitors and employees. For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Yosemite National Park, please call 209-372-0200 and press 1. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/yose (J. Richrards)
Hazardous Tree Removal
Valley Forestry will be working in two locations in the valley today 1/5/17. We will be completing hazard tree removal at Valley Clinic. We will begin removal operation on the large black oak at Ranger Club. John Ivey 209 379 1248 (J. Ivey)
Yosemite Valley School Speakeasy
Please join us Saturday, January 14th at the Majestic Hotel for this 1920's inspired fundraising event which will support the students of the Yosemite National Park Valley School. The evening includes wine, beer, special time inspired cocktails, appetizers, silent auction, gaming tables, music, friends and fun. This is an adult only event and if you are interested in childcare you can contact the Yosemite Child Care Center. Tickets are on sale now they are $25 per person until January 1st at which time they will be $30 per person, tickets include 2 drink tickets. You can purchase tickets by following this link to our website https://squareup.com/store/yosemite-valley-school-ptg (C. Archer)
Balanced Rock Community Yoga
Classes resume after the holiday break. Bring in the New Year practicing yoga and meditation with an amazing community.
Monday evenings 6pm-7:15pm, El Portal, El Portal Community Hall
Wednesday evenings 6pm-7pm, Yosemite Valley, Employee Wellness Center
DICK EWART's RETIREMENT PARTY RESCHEDULED !
The retirement party for Park Ranger Dick Ewart has been rescheduled to be on Friday, January 20, from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium. Please help spread the news. (D. Shenk)
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