NatureBridge still seeks participants for summer backpack programs

NatureBridge is seeking participants for its summer backpacking programs in Yosemite and Olympic national parks. Enrollment is open to students entering 7th-12th grade. Each summer, NatureBridge — the largest nonprofit educational partner of the National Park Service — leads one- and two-week environmental science programs through some of the United States’ most beautiful protected lands. Participants build leadership skills, conduct […]

Ribbon cutting event postponed

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy was planning to host a ribbon cutting celebration in recognition of expanding the Stockton Creek Preserve. That event was slated for April 24. Due to the spread and threat of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), that ribbon cutting event has been indefinitely postponed. The preserve, located in Mariposa, has nearly doubled in size thanks to grant funding […]

Audubon group plans field trip

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society was planning a field trip for this month. It was slated to be held at the Stockton Creek Preserve in Mariposa on Sunday, March 29, at 8 a.m. Those who attend should bring binoculars, water, snacks and sturdy walking shoes. Rain will cancel the event. It is unclear whether the coronavirus threat will affect the […]

Yosemite and courts announce major changes because of outbreak of Covid-19


The Covid-19 virus situation continues to impact institutions in Mariposa County, with the latest being Yosemite National Park and the Mariposa County Superior Court. The park and court both issued statements Tuesday morning concerning changes in operations, including the shuttering of major campgrounds in Yosemite. Below are the two statements, in their entirety, about the situation.