The Yosemite Conservancy blog. An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

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The Yosemite Conservancy blog.
An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

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A meadow in Yosemite. Photo: Vanessa G.

See what inspires Yosemite fans to "Leave No Trace" in the park. We bet you'll end up feeling even more motivated to minimize your impact!

Longtime Yosemite Conservancy volunteer Ann Chmielewski's warm smile welcomes visitors in Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. Photos: Courtesy of Ann Chmielewski

Longtime Yosemite Conservancy volunteer Ann Chmielewski has donated months of her time to give back to the park, and loves helping visitors connect with a place that gives her so much joy. 

Yosemite Conservancy volunteers Margreet Fledderus (center), Mike Daley and Sandra Callan showing off their volunteer bandanas on the summit of Mount Dana. Photo courtesy of Margreet Fledderus.

Margreet Fledderus fell in love with California and the Sierra Nevada after she moved to the U.S. in the 1970s. Now, she donates her time to help other people create memorable experiences in her beloved Yosemite. 

Yosemite Conservancy volunteer Jerel Steckling takes advantage of a quiet morning to enjoy a jog in Yosemite Valley. Photo courtesy of Jerel Steckling.

Working under sequoia trees and hanging out with people who love Yosemite? Life is good for volunteers like Jerel Steckling, who has spent years doing his part to inspire new park stewards as one of our Visitor Information Assistants.