Yosemite, CA — The park will get a piece of a 15 million dollar pie to help fund its ongoing restoration project involving the magnificent trees that Yosemite officials say will enhancing the visitors experience in the grove.
The support comes from the National Park Service that announced the money will be distributed between 69 projects in 63 parks across the country. Yosemite National Park’s slice is $1,165,000 for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Park Spokesperson Ashley Mayer shares, “We are very excited. It will be used to complete the restoration of the grove…We are very grateful to have received these additional funds to complete the important work being done there.”
As previously reported, the park began the restoration project in the summer of 2014 closing off the grove to visitors. Mayer notes that the work will restore the giant sequoia natural habitat and hydrology, while removing a parking lot that sits over the trees’ root system, among other improvements. The project is slated for completion in the spring of 2017.