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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.

Reading the Redwoods Contest

March 10 through May 10, 2018

In celebration of Save the Redwoods League’s Centennial in 2018, the League is sponsoring 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 First Prize and the Grand Prize at the end of the contest. Visit for more information.

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

Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

2018 DATES: 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.

Stand for the Redwoods on Earth Day San Francisco

April 21, 2018| 11 a.m.

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 | 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.

Photo by momboleum, Flickr Creative Commons

California Academy of Science “Nightlife”

June 14, 2018 | 6 p.m.

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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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2018 California Parks Training and Conference


2018 California Parks Training and Conference


2018 California Parks Training and Conference


2018 California Parks Training and Conference


2018 California Parks Training and Conference


Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks

Patrick’s Point English Ivy Removal Day

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


April Fools Truths and Lies Hike at Roberts Regional Park

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