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Yosemite Facelift set for Yosemite park

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Volunteer event Tuesday to Sept. 29

The 10th annual Yosemite Facelift, a volunteer service event to beautify the national park, will be Tuesday through Sept. 29, according to park officials and the Yosemite Climbing Association.

The park will also waive entrance fees Sept. 28 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

The goal of the Yosemite Facelift is to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter at various locations in the park, including roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in parking, camping, and lodging areas, according to the park.

In 2012, more than 1,200 Yosemite Facelift volunteers collected more than 20,000 pounds of trash and debris. More than 95 percent of the trash collected was recycled. Volunteers worked 9,390 hours...


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