Response to 2013 Wildfires: Disaster Response Site
This service work involves working with the forestry service to help restore the area in and around Yosemite National Park. Although it’s not rebuilding homes for families, the damage from the wildfires does affect a lot of families’ livelihood, those that are dependent on the recreation industry. The work is just outside the west entrance to Yosemite National Park, along Hwy 120.
Scope of Work
• Restoration of trails
• Fence reconstruction
• Installation of tree nursery
• Invasive weed removal before they have a chance to take over the burn areas.
• Preparation of Family Camp for summer
• Starting in late 2016, they will also be doing a lot of native tree planting.
There is a local coordinator who will assign work projects that are appropriate to the size and skill level of your group.
All ages able to do the work are welcome; youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level Requirement
No experience necessary. The local coordinator will provide guidance on work projects.
Accommodations and Meals
You will be staying at a camp that offers rustic living – wood cabins (each cabin sleeps 4, includes cots w/mattresses) separate restroom/bath house, community room, kitchen/mess hall. All 3 meals are included.
$20.00 per person/night, payable to the local site coordinator. Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip. World Renew DRS does not charge for arranging group mission trips.
Tools and Materials
Supplies, tools, and safety equipment are provided. Volunteers can bring work gloves if they like.
What to Bring
Volunteers must bring their own bedding/sleeping bags, towels & toiletries, pillows. A general list of what to bring can be found in Preparing to Serve.