Author Archives: Jennifer Charney

Jennifer Charney, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications, leads the production of many Save the Redwoods League publications. She brings a lifelong love of nature to her role.

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Storms close redwood parks throughout California

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The series of storms hammering the West Coast in recent days have prompted the closure of redwood parks throughout the range. While heavy wind and rain have certainly reduced interest in outdoor recreation, people’s love of the redwoods runs high, …

Two people snowshoeing in a giant sequoia grove on a sunny day.

6 awesome holiday activities in the redwoods

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Redwood forests are great places to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Here are activities throughout the range, from the towering coast redwood forests to the snowy giant sequoia groves. 97th Annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree …

A wide dirt trail runs along the bottom of the frame through a dense redwood forest. Dappled sunlight is on the ground.

Hikers are stoked about these 5 Bay Area redwood trails

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Redwood forests are great places to connect with nature, friends, and family, especially over the holidays. Check out these highly rated hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area according to alltrails.com. Bootjack Trail Loop Mount Tamalpais State Park / Muir …

A path runs from the foreground to the background through a redwood grove

4 peaceful redwood groves in San Francisco

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San Francisco lies within the coast redwood range, home to more than 100 redwood parks. In some of these parks live Earth’s tallest and among the oldest trees. If you’re visiting San Francisco and you don’t have time to travel to a redwood park, Golden Gate Park offers shady, peaceful groves. Although the following groves were planted and don’t contain the ancient giants of some redwood parks, these places are a great alternative to experience the look and feel of their wild counterparts outside city limits.

A person bicycling on a road through the a redwood forest. Trees line both sides of the road..

Four awesome bike rides through the redwoods

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Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway runs through the old-growth forest of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Video by AJ Cooper Pedaling is an exhilarating way to take in the splendor of redwood forests. Here are four rad rides in the …

A woman hiking with a cane in a redwood forest.

A hike with Disabled Hikers was an eye-opening experience

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When you hiked, did you notice the number of benches along the way? If you’re not a person who uses mobility aids, chances are your answer is no because you don’t have to think about these characteristics. For those of …

The Diaz family of San Jose visiting Samuel P. Taylor State Park

Program Connects 30,000 Visitors to Parks

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The redwood forests are among the Diaz family’s favorite places. Jami, her husband Xavier, and their sons, Nolan, 8, and Hollis, 4, love to take trips from their San Jose home to decompress among the giant trees. So when they learned on Facebook about the League’s 2018 Free Second Saturdays in redwood parks, they jumped at the chance to explore different forests.

Selam Jaser and her son Zachary learn about the plants and animals of the redwood forests in our new interactive booth. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Festival Reveals Redwoods’ Secrets, Superpowers and Wonder

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Save the Redwoods League infused San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with the redwood forests’ magnificence at the April 21 Earth Day festival themed “Stand for the Redwoods, Stand for The Future.” Read on to discover the forests’ secrets in highlights of our interactive talks with the League’s staff.

The Inspiring Response to Free Redwood Parks Day

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Group after smiling group rolled into Samuel P. Taylor State Park on November 27 for the first Free Redwood Parks Day sponsored by Save the Redwoods League, all of them happy to be in the forest’s embrace instead of fighting mall crowds on Black Friday.

Towering coast redwoods create a cathedral-like setting in Loma Mar Redwoods. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Celebrate Spring at a Forest You Recently Opened

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Along scenic Pescadero Creek Road in San Mateo County, you’ll find a newly opened redwood forest where you can hike, thanks to donations from generous Save the Redwoods League members like you. If you’re looking for a way to mark …

Loma Mar Propety. Photo by Paolo Vescia

How Not to Get Lost in the Forest

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Spring and summer are popular times to visit the redwood forest. Are you prepared to find your way around? I thought I was, but I got lost. It was one of the few times I’ve been lost in my decades …