Success & Service: Yosemite receives ‘Best Idea’ grant

08/23/2014 6:28 PM

08/23/2014 6:29 PM

Yosemite National Park is one of 39 national parks to receive a 2014 America’s Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Inspired by Ken Burns’ critically acclaimed documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” this program builds partnerships between national parks and community, state and other public organizations, and engages diverse audiences in meaningful and relevant ways with national parks and inspires participants to become stewards of our National Park System.

Yosemite National Park is partnering with Yosemite-based Sacred Rok, a nonprofit group that supports young people experiencing nature through trips into the Yosemite wilderness. These outings are led by local American Indian community members. Specifically, the trips will be led by Sacred Rok Executive Director Ron Kauk and Tribal Elder Bill Tucker .

Denair cattleman a delegate

David Medeiros of Denair will serve as a delegate at the 131th American Angus Association convention Nov. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.

Medeiros is one of 317 Angus breeders elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. Representing 42 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

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