Yosemite National Park has free entrance Sunday

The Fresno BeeAugust 23, 2013 

On Sunday, the entrance fees for all Yosemite National Park visitors will be waived to celebrate Founder's Day, spokesman Scott Gediman said.

This year's Founder's Day marks the 97th birthday of the National Park Service. To help celebrate, the park will conduct an ecological restoration service project, in which visitors are invited to participate. The project entails removing invasive species and thinning of small trees to protect park resources. The park will provide required gear and equipment.

People who would like to participate should go prepared with closed-toe shoes, long pants, snacks, water and sun protection. No RSVP is required and people wishing to participate should meet at the park staff in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Fees being waived for Founder's Day include the park entrance only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging or activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good for Sunday only.

For more information visit nps.gov/yose.

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