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[ Visiting Yosemite Will Soon Be Even More An Enriching Experience ]

KCBS Radio’s Mike Colgan says the National Park is getting more than $12-million dollars to upgrade a number of areas…

(KCBS Radio) –  Visiting Yosemite will soon be even more enriching. KCBS Radio’s Mike Colgan says the National Park is getting more than $12 million dollars to upgrade a number of areas.

That money will be spent on preserving and enhancing a number of projects. $3 million dollars of this $12 1/2 million will be oriented towards the restoration at Bridal Veil Fall and it will be the first year for that project in the park.” Jennifer Miller with Yosemite Conservancy said. “Additionally we’re providing support for trail restoration including trails in the high country, around Tenaya Lake and a restoration are part of the JMT (John Muir Trail) trail in Lyell Canyon.”

“Some of the money will also be going to a project that is going to involve aerial 3-D mapping and this really cool tool that will allow the park managers to get a sense of all of the vegetation, all of the geology what’s happening in habitats all around the park,” Miller adds.

Part of the money will also go towards funding the “Ask a Climber” station where thousands of visitors each year learn about the vertical wilderness and the adventurers who explore and steward it.

– Mike Colgan, KCBS Radio Reporter

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