Wanted: Taggers Responsible for Graffiti at Yosemite National Park

National Park officials are asking for the public's help to track down those responsible for graffiti recently painted in the park.

June 21, 2022, 11:00 AM PDT

By clementkhlau @clemusc


View of Yosemite Falls waterfall

Graffiti was found at around 30 sites along the iconic Yosemite Falls trail. | Stephen Moehle / Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park is one the most well-known national parks in the United States. The park, which covers an area of 759,620 acres and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity. Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, supporting a wide variety of plants and animals.

Unfortunately, park rangers recently discovered about 30 areas of graffiti sprayed painted along the Yosemite Falls Trail. In photos shared by the National Park Service (NPS), rocks were shown damaged with blue and white spray paint. The graffiti ranged in size from one foot by one foot to as large as eight feet by eight feet. NPS is asking for help from the public to track down the individual or individuals behind responsible for the damage.

For more information, please read the source article by Amanda Jackson and Lilit Marcus of CNN.

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