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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.

Thanks to support from our donors, Yosemite’s hard-working volunteers, interns and youth groups will work with park staff to remove non-native invasive plants from meadows around Yosemite Valley.
Planting for Birds, Bees and Butterflies

What makes milkweed special? It’s the host plant for monarch butterflies. Like other pollinators, monarchs play a crucial environmental role but face threats from habitat loss. By planting milkweed and other flora, crews are transforming Yosemite meadows into prime pollinator habitat. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Gain a new understanding of the Ponderosa Pine and Yosemite ecology on a guided tour with a Yosemite expert naturalist.
New adventures series! Dine and Discover™ Series

Gain a new understanding of the Ponderosa Pine and Yosemite ecology on a guided tour with a Yosemite expert naturalist, including a tasty "al fresco" meal.

Rainy Ahwahnee Bridge (2016) by Frank Eber, one of the volunteer instructors who lead classes at the Yosemite Art Center.
New on Field Notes: Meet a Yosemite Artist

Our 2017 Art Center classes start March 27! Get to know our first volunteer instructor of the year, Frank Eber, and get inspired to paint (or dye, or doodle, or mosaic) your own Yosemite masterpiece.

Photo of the Month: "Gates of the Valley Spring Sunrise" by Beth Young
Photo of the Month: "Gates of the Valley Spring Sunrise" by Beth Young

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!

Artists of all levels discover and develop their skills, as they create permanent mementos of fun-filled days in Yosemite, through Yosemite Conservancy's artist-led art classes.
Atmospheric Watercolor

Paint with watercolor to create a landscape that reflects the nuances of light, time and season.

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Removing non-native flora, such as dandelions, will help protect Yosemite’s biodiverse alpine meadows.
Aiming High to Protect Meadows

While some grant-funded crews replant Valley meadows to save pollinators, others are heading to the high country to take on another challenge: invasive plants. Removing non-native flora, such as dandelions, will help protect Yosemite’s biodiverse alpine meadows.

Learn about what the future holds for Yosemite's forests during our new "Dine and Discover" program: April 21-22, 2017.
Exploring Tree Ecology

You’ve seen the headlines: Millions of Sierra pine trees have died in recent years. What’s behind the trend? What does the future hold for Yosemite’s forests? Get answers from park experts during our new “Dine and Discover” program (April 21-22). Photo: Silviu Agotici

View Yosemite from anywhere on the Conservancy webcams
Yosemite Webcams

Are you watching the webcams? Catch Yosemite winter storms – and the occasional wild animal. Stay connected to Yosemite no matter where you are.

Show your love for Yosemite with year-round giving to the Conservancy.
Share the love with Yosemite

Show your love for Yosemite with year-round giving. It’s the best way to show your commitment to your favorite park – and go green!

Why I Give
Jenny & Ali Yosemite Conservancy Donors

With Yosemite, we have so much wonder and beauty right in our backyard. To give back, to invest in nature — this is what matters to us.

Jenny Augustyn & Ali Meghdadi
Yosemite Conservancy Donors