I hope that we can jam the lines Monday night for the Merced River Plan webinar. It’s rfom 6:30 to 8 pm. Even if you can’t stay, let’s let the park (and the media) know there are people who care about what’s going on. This plan could remove retail stores, rafting, golf course and have us park in Merced. I dunno. Regardless of how you feel, let them know. I got the following into the Letters to the Editor of the San Jose Mercury. 10th biggest city in the country. See you then. You can register and join in <HERE>.
A chance to help plan future of Yosemite
Yosemite is currently developing alternatives for the way the park is managed for future decades. The Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan is a court mandated solution that will govern all activities that affect the river. This plan must be finalized by June 2013 and will address recreation, transportation, water quality, resource protection, development, user capacities and other factors. Citizen participation is being solicited to help develop alternatives. A search on “Merced River Plan” will reveal upcoming workshops and a webinar on Nov. 14 open to all. Participate now or don’t complain later.
Still no word on when the Half Dome plan will be released. I pulsed my contacts but can only assume that the final review/sign off is still going on.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar. . . . Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people’s cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.” – John Muir
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com