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You Can Help Yosemite

As a donor to Yosemite Conservancy, you help preserve the park for future generations.

Your gift today makes a lasting difference for Yosemite’s trails, habitat, wildlife and much more. And by participating in our outdoor programs, art workshops, theater performances and volunteer opportunities, you are giving back to the park you love.

Yosemite’s snowmelt-fueled waterfalls are putting on a spectacular display this May
Welcome to Waterfall Season!

Yosemite’s snowmelt-fueled waterfalls are putting on a spectacular display this May. Heading to the park? See the falls on an expert-led adventure, or capture their beauty in an art workshop. Staying home? Enjoy spring scenery on our webcams!

Impressionist/Expressionist Painting Workshop in Yosemite
Impressionist/Expressionist Painting in Yosemite

Capture the feeling of the Yosemite landscape through color, shape and texture using mixed-media techniques.

A graduate student collects environmental DNA samples to survey for fish at a restored lake in 2014, as part of a project to save the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog in Yosemite. Photo: Jessica Thompson
New on Field Notes: Using technology to study a "living lab," SAR tents, and climbing FAQs!

Have you checked out our blog recently? In our latest posts, we take a look at some of the tools scientists use to conduct research in Yosemite, introduce you to the Yosemite Search and Rescue volunteers benefitting from a grant to replace the Camp 4 tent cabins; and answer common climbing questions.

Yosemite Conservancy Flickr Photo of the Month: William D.W. Barrett
Photo of the Month: William D.W. Barrett

Did you know that Yosemite Conservancy has a "photo of the month" feature on our enewsletter? Want to be considered for our next enewsletter? Join our Flickr group!

Volunteers welcome visitors and raise funds for Yosemite as Park Greeters
Connect to Yosemite as a Volunteer

Develop an even deeper connection to Yosemite while sharing your passion with others. Get involved as a Yosemite Conservancy volunteer.

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Learn to identify Yosemite’s vibrant songbirds by sound on a Yosemite Conservancy outdoor adventure.
Avian Acoustics: Birding by Ear

Learn to identify Yosemite’s vibrant songbirds by sound in this naturalist-led weekend workshop. Great for birders of all levels!

Artists capture the beauty of Yosemite through various media. Yosemite Art Center Workshops.
Paint Your Yosemite

Waterfalls and wildflowers make May a perfect time for plein air painting. Visit the Art Center for supplies and workshops.

Why I Give
Julia Burgen at a Yosemite waterfall

Our family first visited the summer of 1972. I had that epiphany moment on emerging from the tunnel, seeing the valley – it changed my life. I have been an environmentalist ever since; that is why I give to the Conservancy.

Julia Burgen
Yosemite Conservancy Donor