Parkwide Yosemite Facelift Volunteer Event - Programmatic

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The Yosemite Facelift has become an annual tradition in Yosemite National Park coinciding with National Public Lands Day, the last Saturday of September. For the past twelve years this park-wide volunteer clean-up and restoration event has been successfully carried out through a partnership between the Yosemite Climbing Association (YCA) and the NPS.

The compliance entails regular renewal of a five year programmatic categorical exclusion, first approved in 2011, to cover the Facelift activities that occur annually.

Previously the Facelift was a YCA event that NPS staff logistically supported for planning, compliance, and the operational period. After consultation with YCA president Ken Yager, the Yosemite NPS Executive Leadership Team, and the Facelift Core Team, it was agreed that the five-day Facelift will now be an official NPS event with YCA as the primary sponsor and volunteer recruiter.

The NPS will organize the Facelift logistics, clean-up, and restoration components and ensure that compliance for special projects of the Facelift is completed (under separate compliance as needed). YCA will continue to organize evening programs during Facelift (and apply for a special use permit for the programs), and have a central role in the planning, material support, and operational period of the event.

This project will cover the volunteers participating in a park-wide litter clean-up. Check-in stations will be at Yosemite Village, Tuolumne Meadows and Wawona.