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Help us celebrate our Centennial year and join us at an event near you.
Founders Grove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Photo by Julie Martin

Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

2018 DATES: Jan. 13 | Feb. 10 | Mar. 10 | April 14 | May 12 | June 9 | July 14 | Aug. 11 | Sep. 8 | Oct. 13 | Nov. 10 | Dec. 8

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The goal of Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks is to reconnect the people of California with these magnificent natural legacies, to inspire visitors with the beauty and power of the redwoods, and to celebrate Save the Redwoods League’s 100-year conservation legacy. Learn more and download your free day-use pass now.

Coast redwoods grow naturally today only in a narrow 450-mile strip along the Pacific coast from central California to southern Oregon. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Tu B’Shevat in the Park

January 28, 2018

Join Reboot and Save the Redwoods League as we celebrate Tu B’Shevat in Golden Gate Park on January 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. Tu B’Shevat is a day to celebrate the trees and the work must do to keep our planet green and healthy for generations to come. We literally plant trees for our future. Tu B’Shevat in the Park will celebrate the work of Save the Redwoods League and Reboot and anyone who is committed to healing our planet with great music and activities. Learn more about this event.

Reading the Redwoods Contest

March 10 through May 10, 2018

In celebration of Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial in 2018, the League will sponsor a reading contest to inspire young people to discover California’s redwood forests. Stories of adventure, mystery, and friendship await young readers who participate in this free, online reading contest with prize packages from REI awarded on a weekly basis and the chance to win a Grand Prize at the end of the contest. Visit for more information.

Stand for the Redwoods on Earth Day San Francisco

On Saturday, April 21, the 46th annual Earth Day SF Street Festival will be themed “Stand for the Redwoods, Stand for the Future.” At the center of this event, which draws roughly 10,000 participants each year, will be the Save the Redwoods Speaker Tent, with individual and panel discussions on such topics as climate change, conservation, recycling and others. Learn more about this event.

The League dedicates the Bull Creek-Dyerville Forest as past of the California state parks system in 1931. Photo by Martin, 1931, Save the Redwoods League photograph collection, BANC PIC 2006.030, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Sustaining Grandeur Exhibition at The Bancroft Library

April 20 through August 31, 2018

Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a free, collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, and the League. The spring exhibition explores the organization’s first century of protecting California’s redwoods forest and the surrounding lands that sustain them and looks forward to their continued efforts to steward these magnificent landscapes. This exhibit is for a limited-time only so sign up to receive communications from the League for the most up-to-date information.

Stand for the Redwoods Celebration Week

October 7 – October 14, 2018

Join us in taking a stand for the redwoods in October 2018. During this week, we will celebrate all things redwoods with our Centennial Gala in San Francisco, a community Redwood Forest Festival, and more! Sign up to receive communications from the League so you can stay updated on the many ways you can celebrate our centennial anniversary.

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Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

Free Second Saturdays Guided Hike: Butano State Park

Prairie Creek Salmon Tour


Tu B’Shevat in the Park

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