Our Commons


Sierra Senior Hikers Old Town Mariposa

Our Mariposa Commons is the rich, fertile ground in which
our children, people, and futures, are nurtured and formed.


Our Mariposa Commons is that part of our community owned by all of us.
It includes majestic Yosemite, the Merced River, our Gold Country and its history.
The air that flows over all of it is ours ... and much, much more.
It's our roads and fantastic oaks, Gian Sequoias and Ponderosa Pines
and acres and acres of rich grassland and towering mountains.
It's our schools and faith communities and community organizations
that prepare our young to participate as good neighbors,                                                                       valuable citizens, and productive workers.
It includes a caring, local business community that provides quality products
and services and creates good jobs for all its workers.
Our heroic sheriffs and firefighters, our ranches and artists,
and our tradition of good, minimalist government - these are all in our commons.
 As are all those who make much of our good life possible, our workers.
And so is the generosity, wisdom and mentoring of our elders.
It's our "can do” mountain way of life and so much more.
It's all part of the heritage we enjoy and pass on to our kids and grandkids.

Our Mariposa Commons is the rich, fertile ground in which
our children, people, and futures, are nurtured and formed.

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We offer the great gifts of our commons - including the work of our workers - 
to all, to use and enjoy
. Using our commons, then paying wages that
don’t sustain a decent life is an abuse of our gifts.



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