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Bernhardt considering allowing nonmotorized watercraft on Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite NP

A landmark proposal to allow rental kayaks, canoes and electric-powered boats for the first time at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park is being considered by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, who has oversight over the national parks system.

The process started a year ago when Spreck Rosekrans of Restore Hetch Hetchy met with former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Yosemite. That meeting went well, both said, and Zinke then tweeted, “Taking a fresh look at different opportunities and options to restore public access and recreation to the valley.”

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