Miwok-Paiute basketry

The Yosemite Conservancy Outdoor Adventure department is offering Miwok-Paiute Basketry with Julia and Lacey Parker and Ursula Jones Sept. 27-29.

This is an opportunity to learn from Yosemite National Park’s longest-tenured park employee, Julia Parker, often described as a “national treasure,” for ensuring the cultural legacy of the Miwok-Paiute people in Yosemite.

Julia, her daughter Lucy Parker, and granddaughter Ursula Jones, will guide visitors through traditional basket weaving techniques as you create your own unique basket. Cost of the three-day workshop is $389 which includes entrance to the park, a shared camp site, and all materials. There is a 15% discount to those who have contributed to the conservancy. All NPS, DNC and park partner employees are welcome to join Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure programs at no cost, if space is available. This program historically has filled every year; therefore, we have not been able to offer it at no cost to staff and volunteers. We are excited to have a few extra spots to offer this year so don’t miss this one-time chance.

Details: Kylie Chappell, (209) 379-2317, Ext. 10,