LOS ANGELES – City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced today that it has pledged $100,000 for the historic restoration project for Bridalveil Fall, a California icon and one of the most important landmarks in Yosemite National Park. City National’s commitment to the Bridalveil Fall restoration project will help enhance the visitor experience and protect the surrounding habitat.

Plunging 620 feet down a granite cliff, Bridalveil Fall is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley. More than 400,000 visitors stop to marvel each year, and for many it is their first stop when they get to Yosemite National Park. While many of the Valley’s waterfalls are seasonal, Bridalveil Fall flows throughout the year.

Current trail conditions and parking facilities cannot accommodate the popularity of Bridalveil Fall, and overgrown vegetation has obstructed the waterfall’s viewpoint. To fix this problem, the restoration of Bridalveil Fall will enhance the visitor experience with redesigned parking and upgraded pathways and restrooms. The project, which will include a public process and shared vision for the area, will also reclaim the natural beauty and habitats as well as the rustic heritage of the area.

“We are so pleased to support these important preservation efforts of Yosemite Conservancy and the National Park Service,” said Scott Witter, executive vice president of personal and business banking at City National, which has supported the Yosemite Conservancy for more than a decade. “Visitors to Bridalveil Fall deserve a world class experience, and this restoration project will ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty and splendor of this incredible Yosemite icon.”

“We are eternally grateful for the years of support that City National Bank has provided Yosemite and the Conservancy,” said Bob Bennitt, Yosemite Conservancy Board Chair. “The bank’s contribution to the restoration of Bridalveil Fall is heartwarming and very generous.”

Here’s a video with more: https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/restoration-bridalveil-fall

About City National Bank

With $48.8 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 71 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 34 other countries.

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com.

About Yosemite Conservancy

Yosemite Conservancy inspires people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite National Park and enrich the visitor experience. Thanks to generous donors, the Conservancy has provided $119 million in grants to the park to restore trails and habitat, protect wildlife, provide educational programs, and more. The Conservancy’s guided adventures, volunteer opportunities, wilderness services and bookstores help visitors of all ages connect with Yosemite. Learn more: yosemiteconservancy.org or 415-434-1782.