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Centennial Events

In celebration of our Centennial anniversary, the League is hosting events throughout the year in collaboration with partner organizations to share the wonders of the redwoods.

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 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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. Learn more about this event.

Founders Grove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Photo by Julie Martin

Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

2018 DATES: 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.

Redwood Grove Summer Concerts 2018

Redwood Grove Summer Concerts 2018

June 7 through August 30, Every Thursday and Special Tuesdays | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley is proudly partnering with Save the Redwoods League for this year’s Redwood Grove Summer Concerts. Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley Hills. Ticket includes admission to the Garden before closing at 5 pm. Picnics are welcome Learn more about this event.

Photo by momboleum, Flickr Creative Commons

California Academy of Science “Nightlife”

June 14, 2018 | 6 p.m.

Enjoy music, redwood-themed activities, cocktails, and after-hours access to the Giants of Land and Sea exhibit which opens the next day, June 15. Co-presented by California Academy of Science and Save the Redwoods League. Sign up to receive communications from the League for details about this event and more.

Photo by hiroko826, Flickr Creative Commons

Stern Grove Festival Concert – San Francisco Symphony

July 22, 2018 | 2 p.m.

The League is proud to sponsor the San Francisco Symphony Concert at the Stern Grove Festival on July 22, 2018 at 2pm. Join us for this free concert with nature and to learn more about Save the Redwoods League. For more information about the Stern Grove Festival, visit

Photo by Paolo Vescia

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!

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Reading the Redwoods Contest

March 10 through May 10, 2018

As part of Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial celebration in 2018, we encouraged children in elementary school throughout the country to explore the magic of the redwoods through books, stories, and activities. The inaugural Reading the Redwoods contest ran from March 10-May 10, 2018. In addition to the rewards of reading, prize packages awarded on a weekly basis and culminating in the chance to win a First Prize and Grand Prize. Visit for more information.

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Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

Docent-led Hike at Mt. Tamalpais SP: May 2018

Redwood Athletic Hike


Understanding Redwood Giants: Using Science to Protect the Tallest Forests


Coffee Tasting in the Forest at Redwood Regional Park

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