Yosemite National Park Concessioner Sponsors Earth Day Celebration

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Yosemite Concession Services Corp.

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The most visible
 tool for environmental awareness -- Earth Day -- turns 31 years old on Sunday,
 April 22, and Yosemite Concession Services Corp. (YCS), an authorized
 concessioner of the National Park Service in Yosemite National Park, is doing
 its part to educate local children on the importance of preserving the natural
 environment.
     The Earth Day Grocery Bag Project is a nationwide effort that teams
 students and grocers to spread the message of Earth Day.  Students in grades
 K-7 at Yosemite Valley Elementary School decorated brown paper bags with
 environmental messages that will be used on Earth Day to bag customer's
 purchases at the Yosemite Village Store.
     In its commitment to preserve the natural beauty and resources of the
 park, YCS will sponsor a variety of activities to celebrate Earth Day with
 guests and residents of the park.
     Earth Day events will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Visitors Center
 in Yosemite Village and continue at various locations throughout the day.
 
     Activities include:
 
     *    8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- A service project to plant Black Oak seedlings
          in National Park Service-designated Black Oak woodlands.
          Refreshments and cake will be served at the Visitors Center,
          following the project.
 
     *    10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- The Recycled String Band performing
          educational and inspirational songs about Park values.
 
     *    11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Vendors Fair -- Featuring earth friendly
          products available in the park.  Display area will be set up behind
          the Village Store.
 
     *    8 to 8:30 p.m.  Earth Poetry and Music -- National Park Service
          Rangers Shelton Johnson and Margaret Eissler at the Yosemite Lodge
          Amphitheater.
 
     *    8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- "On the Trail of John Muir" booksigning --
          Best-selling author Cherry Good presents a slideshow chronicling the
          life of Yosemite's first environmentalist, Sierra Club-founder John
          Muir at the Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.
 
     Founded on April 22, 1970 by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth
 Day impacts people of all ages and annually generates conservation programs
 nationwide.  This event is an initiative of GreenPath, Yosemite Concession
 Services Corp.'s environmental program designed to increase awareness of and
 reduce impact on the natural environment.
 
     YCS operates hotels and lodging, food and beverage services, gift and
 grocery stores, recreational services and transportation to the more than
 3.5 million annual visitors to Yosemite National Park.
 
 

SOURCE Yosemite Concession Services Corp.
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The most visible
 tool for environmental awareness -- Earth Day -- turns 31 years old on Sunday,
 April 22, and Yosemite Concession Services Corp. (YCS), an authorized
 concessioner of the National Park Service in Yosemite National Park, is doing
 its part to educate local children on the importance of preserving the natural
 environment.
     The Earth Day Grocery Bag Project is a nationwide effort that teams
 students and grocers to spread the message of Earth Day.  Students in grades
 K-7 at Yosemite Valley Elementary School decorated brown paper bags with
 environmental messages that will be used on Earth Day to bag customer's
 purchases at the Yosemite Village Store.
     In its commitment to preserve the natural beauty and resources of the
 park, YCS will sponsor a variety of activities to celebrate Earth Day with
 guests and residents of the park.
     Earth Day events will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Visitors Center
 in Yosemite Village and continue at various locations throughout the day.
 
     Activities include:
 
     *    8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- A service project to plant Black Oak seedlings
          in National Park Service-designated Black Oak woodlands.
          Refreshments and cake will be served at the Visitors Center,
          following the project.
 
     *    10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- The Recycled String Band performing
          educational and inspirational songs about Park values.
 
     *    11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Vendors Fair -- Featuring earth friendly
          products available in the park.  Display area will be set up behind
          the Village Store.
 
     *    8 to 8:30 p.m.  Earth Poetry and Music -- National Park Service
          Rangers Shelton Johnson and Margaret Eissler at the Yosemite Lodge
          Amphitheater.
 
     *    8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- "On the Trail of John Muir" booksigning --
          Best-selling author Cherry Good presents a slideshow chronicling the
          life of Yosemite's first environmentalist, Sierra Club-founder John
          Muir at the Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.
 
     Founded on April 22, 1970 by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth
 Day impacts people of all ages and annually generates conservation programs
 nationwide.  This event is an initiative of GreenPath, Yosemite Concession
 Services Corp.'s environmental program designed to increase awareness of and
 reduce impact on the natural environment.
 
     YCS operates hotels and lodging, food and beverage services, gift and
 grocery stores, recreational services and transportation to the more than
 3.5 million annual visitors to Yosemite National Park.
 
 SOURCE  Yosemite Concession Services Corp.