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Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks recently paid tribute to World Listening Day with incredible videos concentrating on the sounds of nature - animals, water, weather. The videos are combined here.
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Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks recently paid tribute to World Listening Day with incredible videos concentrating on the sounds of nature - animals, water, weather. The videos are combined here.

Yosemite National Park’s busy summer season has come to an end and it is counting on its 15th annual “Facelift” next week to clean up the trash and debris left on its grounds.

From Wednesday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 30, volunteers will be tasked with picking up litter from a number of areas within the park, including “roadways in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes and in parking, camping, and lodging areas,” according to a news release.

Prospective volunteers must register before participating in the event, which is sponsored and organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association in partnership with the National Park Service.

There will be a registration booth at the Yosemite Valley Visitors Center open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday, the registration booth will only be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will also be a booth open in Tuolumne Meadows from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Throughout the week, there are evening programs planned to entertain volunteers once they are finished cleaning. There will also be a dinner on Wednesday for the first 500 volunteers to register and another on Sunday for all volunteers.

Top volunteers will be recognized on Saturday in an award ceremony at 4 p.m.

For more information on the Yosemite Facelift, visit www.yosemiteclimbing.org/facelift-2018.

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