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Central Valley Quality of Life Programs

At Central Valley Events, quality is paramount in everything, including our volunteer activities. This principle motivates our marketing professionals to donate their time and talents to nonprofit organizations that increase people’s quality of life. So it comes as no surprise that the Central Valley Quality of Life Programs Draw Support.

Two programs that have drawn special attention from our team are as follows:

  • MicroMentor: Entrepreneurs often need guidance on everything from hiring and bookkeeping to presenting their new business’ best image to consumers and building brand loyalty.

Small business owners and experienced professionals with the specialized skills and knowledge they need to reach the next level can connect through the website Mentors and mentees set expectations, organize meeting schedules, and set and track goals between themselves to ensure both individuals benefit.

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The Gateway to Yosemite National Park

As promised in June, here is some more information about Yosemite Nation Park. Merced is also referred to as The Gateway to Yosemite National Park. From here, it’s just s short drive to get to one of America’s most stunning places of natural beauty.

Yosemite National Park belongs to America’s most visited national parks. This is the place where Ansel Adams was shooting his famous photographs when he had fallen in love with the area’s awe-inspiring waterfalls, the magnificent landscape, and the beautiful steep cliffs.

The majority of the more than four 4 million visitors that visit Yosemite National Park each year only get to see the area of Yosemite Valley but the impressive park offers so much more.

People who love mountain climbing will love El Capitan, a nearly 3600 foot (some 1110 m) vertical wall and rafters will love the wild waters that the Merced River provides. The park also draws large crowds of hobby and professional wildlife and nature lovers and photographers.

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From Merced to Yosemite

Merced is your gateway to one of America’s most impressive National parks, Yosemite. From Merced to Yosemite is a rather easy route along historical Highway 140 that was established in 1926.

Travelers were first brought into Yosemite by this route that brought them, along the Merced River Canyon, directly into the valley floor from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the area’s beautiful geology!

Yosemite National Park is world-famous for its giant sequoia trees, granite cliffs, and spectacular waterfalls. Yosemite Park is centrally located in California, just 150 miles east of San Francisco in the wild and beautiful high Sierras.

Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984. Within the park’s 1,200 square miles are thousands of lakes, two federally designated wild and scenic rivers, 350 miles of roads, and 800 miles of hiking trails.

Yosemite can be easily reached from Merced with all its cultural heritage. While Yosemite National Park is known mostly for the beautiful scenery, it is also a place rich in biodiversity. Elevations range from 2,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet which represents the major life zones.

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