Merced River Plan

The National Park Service's (NPS) public comment period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, also known as the Merced River Plan, ended on April 30, 2013.  However, public comments can still be made to Congressman McClintock's office using the attached comment form.

 

Comment Form




 

The Merced River Plan would define how the Park Service will manage the Merced River in Yosemite under its Wild and Scenic designation. 

This plan will adversely affect visitor access to the Park and result in the closure of many historic amenities including the Curry Village ice skating rink, bike rental facilities, snack stands, swimming pools, tennis courts, retail stores and horse stables along with the destruction of the Sugar Pine Bridge. 
  
  
Information about the Merced River Plan can be found on the National Park Service website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/mrp_deis 
 
We cannot overlook the seriousness of this proposal and the lasting effects it will have on Yosemite, its gateway communities and the many visitors who enjoy the park.  Thank you. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Congressman McClintock 

 

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Oakhurst Town Hall Meeting

Congressman McClintock will hold a town hall meeting in Oakhurst on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Oakhurst Elementary School, 49495 High School Road, in Oakhurst. Hope to see you there!

Veterans Forum

An advocacy forum for Veterans will be held on April 17th in Truckee.  The forum, assembled by Congressman McClintock's office, will provide Veterans with the information they need to access the benefits they have earned.
 
Representatives from Nevada County and Placer County Veterans' service offices will join the Congressman’s staff to provide information on filing claims with the Veterans Benefits Administration.  Service providers and community program sponsors that help active duty military, wounded warriors and military families will also be present.
 
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Satellite Office Hours

Office staff members are available to assist constituents with problems or concerns at satellite office locations held throughout the district.  Anyone wishing to discuss an issue of federal concern is invited to attend one of these satellite office sessions and speak with a member of staff.  For more information, or to reach staff, please call the district office at 916-786-5560.
  
Upcoming Satellite Office Hours Scheduled for April 2014:
 

Amador County

Jackson
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conference Room D
County Administration Center
810 Court Street
 
Calaveras County

San Andreas
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Calaveras County Water Agency Conference Room
120 Toma Court
 
El Dorado County

Placerville
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Dorado County Government Center
330 Fair Lane
 
El Dorado Hills
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
2085 Vine Street, #105
 
South Lake Tahoe 
Monday, April 21, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Tahoe Public Utility District
1275 Meadow Crest Drive
 
Fresno County

Auberry 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Auberry Library
33049 Auberry Road
 
Madera County

Oakhurst 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yosemite Visitors Bureau Conference Room 40637 Highway 41
 
Coarsegold 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yosemite Lakes Park/Clubhouse Library
30250 Yosemite Springs Way
 
Mariposa County

Mariposa
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library Conference Room
4978 10th Street
 
Placer County

Auburn
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Placer County Government Center 
CEO 3 Meeting Room
175 Fulweiler Avenue
 
Lincoln 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln City Hall
600 6th Street
 
Loomis 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 am 
Loomis City Hall
3365 Taylor Road
 
Rocklin 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rocklin City Hall
3980 Rocklin Rd
 
Tuolumne County

Sonora 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Small Business Center Conference Room
99 N Washington St, Sonora
 
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