7th Annual Yosemite Facelift September 22 -26 2010
It's that time of year again. It's time to clean up the trash from the busy summer months before the winter rains hit. The Yosemite Facelift is a volunteer park-wide cleanup.
Show up early to help with special projects or enjoy a special place in the Park taking some time to clean up some trash.
Participants must register at a check-in station in order to participate. We will provide trash bags, litter sticks and safety vests.
All volunteers receive a raffle ticket for the daily 5:00pm raffle. There are evening programs every night starting September 21st through the 26th at the East Auditorium.
Check-in stations are in the following locations;
Yosemite Valley: In front of the Visitor Center - 8:00am to 5:00pm, 9/22-9/26
Crane Flat: South end of Tuolumne Grove parking lot - 8:00am to 5:00pm, 9/24-9/26
Tuolumne Meadows: Lembert Dome parking lot - 8:00am to 5:00pm, 9/24-9/26
The Facelift is organized and sponsored by the Yosemite Climbing Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Yosemite’s climbing heritage.
Help us clean up Yosemite National Park.
The National Park Service cooperates with the Yosemite Climbing Association and Delaware North Company to fulfill a legal obligation to protect the cultural
resources of the park through education and outreach. Large clean-up efforts, such as the Yosemite Facelift, provide unique opportunities for cooperative stewardship.
I turned down a potential $20,000 sponsorship because they wanted to promote bottled water. They were disappointed and a little upset. I feel promoting bottled water is encouraging the wrong message especially in Yosemite which has some of the best tap water in the world. A lot of what we clean up during the Facelift is empty plastic water bottles. I would have accepted their offer if they would have brought a water station to encourage the use of sustainable containers. I think that the bottled water companies need to move in this direction for the future. This will make it a little harder to finance the Facetift(Don't worry I will find some funding). I hope you feel the same and agree with me for holding my ground.
Thanks for your interest in the 7th Annual Facelift in Yosemite National Park!
This year’s event will kick-off with an evening program on September 21st, 2010. Cleanup activities will happen throughout the park from September 22nd through the 26th.
Free camping for volunteers is available from the 21st through the 26th. Sites are limited and will be filled as requests are sent in. If you would like to volunteer and take advantage of the available campsites, please email the dates you would like to participate, your campground preference, and all of the names of the people in your party to firstname.lastname@example.org or through contact us button. Camping is available in Yosemite Valley at Yellow Pines and Camp 4, and will most likely be available in Crane Flat, Tamarack Flat, and Tuolumne Meadows after the Valley camping fills up.
We are also looking for Project Leaders interested in staying for the whole event. Earlier camping will be available for those interested in taking on this role, as you will need to participate in a 4-hour archeological training on September 21st.
If you don’t need camping and would like to participate in the event, you can sign in as a volunteer at the following locations:
22nd-26th – In front of Visitors Center in Yosemite Valley
I am starting to gear up for this year's Facelift. I am looking for cleanup project ideas. All of you cover more area in the Park than I can in one year. The climbers have been my best resource in the past and I hope you can be this year. Projects could be a heavily littered area that we have missed in previous Facelifts. Or it could be materials that just don't belong in a National Park (construction debris, dumpsites, rotting mattresses in a cave, etc...). You know, this kind of stuff.
It can be anywhere within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. It also has to be less than 50 years old or else it is historical.