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One of several pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve

Largest Old-Growth Coast Redwood Forest in Private Hands Now Permanently Protected by Save the Redwoods League

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Save the Redwoods League, celebrating their centennial year as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in California, today announced that it has acquired the 730-acre Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in Sonoma County to permanently protect hundreds of old-growth redwoods and provide future public access to them.

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This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

June 25 Deadline to Save Red Hill Giant Sequoia

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Fewer than two weeks remain for Save the Redwoods League to purchase Red Hill, one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia properties in the world. You can help us seize the rare chance to protect this forest, its critical habitat for many imperiled species, and its 110 majestic ancient giant sequoia. Please help us close the deal, and have your gift go twice as far to safeguard our remaining old-growth sequoia.

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Explore Coast Redwoods eguide

Get New, Free Eguide to the Coast Redwoods

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Our new, free Explore Coast Redwoods eguide can help you plan your visit to 24 amazing coast redwood parks, just in time for summer. Inside, you’ll find tips on where and when to go, what to bring, and where to stay. Choose from a wide range of activities at these parks, from hiking, bicycling, fishing, and wildlife viewing, to camping, swimming, and kayaking.

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A Night of Coastal Wonder: Sneak a Peek at Major Exhibit

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Concerts among the redwoods and a preview of the California Academy of Sciences’ amazing new exhibit are among the new, fun, and fascinating events celebrating redwoods and the League’s Centennial — and you’re invited! Join us at the Academy’s Golden State NightLife on June 14 for an early look at the exhibit, Giants of Land and Sea. Get our discount to see this exhibit opening on June 15 in San Francisco.

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California voters approve $4.1 billion in support of clean water and safe parks. Photo by Paolo Vescia.

Voters said #YesOn68 for Clean Water & Safe Parks

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On June 5, Californians passed Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, authorizing $4.1 billion in support of our state’s water, parks, and natural resources. With Prop 68 passed, the League and our partners will be able to improve existing redwood parks and reserves, like the historically logged forests within Redwood National and State Parks, making them more accessible and more resilient to drought, wildfire, and flood.

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League in the News

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The Mercury News: Taller than Niagara Falls: Giant sequoia forest preserved in landmark conservation deal Redwood Times: 2018 declared the Year of the Redwoods Eureka Times-Standard: Redwoods Parks make pact with group to restore old growth in Humboldt, Del Norte … Continued

Explore Coast Redwoods eguide

Your New, Free Eguide to the Coast Redwoods, Just in Time for Summer

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No matter what you like to do outside, an unforgettable experience awaits you, your friends and family in California’s redwood parks. Nothing compares to standing in the cathedral-like groves, next to trees whose beauty and size is almost beyond belief, witnessing golden light filtering through the canopies, and seeing fairy-tale blankets of redwood sorrel and trillium on the forest floor. Our new, free Explore Coast Redwoods eguide can help make these experiences yours.

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This spectacular tree is among Red Hill Grove’s 110 ancient giant sequoia. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Has Secured the Opportunity to Protect One of the World’s Last Privately Owned Giant Sequoia Forests

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Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and stewarding coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in California, today announced that it has negotiated an agreement to purchase and protect the 160-acre Red Hill property, one of the two largest unprotected giant sequoia properties in the world. The property, on the South Fork of the Tule River, contains 110 ancient giant sequoia and provides a critical habitat for a variety of imperiled species including the Pacific fisher, Sierra marten and California spotted owl. Red Hill is located less than 200 miles from Los Angeles.

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League in the News

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Lonely Planet Kids: The planet’s coolest jobs: redwood tree doctor Forbes.com: Lonely Planet Names the Top 10 Places to Visit in the U.S. for 2018 KCET: The Birth of California’s State Park System MelindaMyers.com: Take a Hike Through the Redwoods … Continued

Photo by Ken Susman Come to the redwoods-themed Earth Day SF Street Festival on April 21.

Come to Hike, Exhibit, Earth Day Festival

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You’re invited to major free, fun and fascinating events to celebrate the Centennial of Save the Redwoods League! First, get your free pass to redwood state parks for April 14. Next, starting April 20, check out the Sustaining Grandeur exhibition in Berkeley to learn about our first century of protecting California’s redwood forests. On April 21, come enjoy the redwoods-themed Earth Day SF Street Festival.

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Help the kids in your life learn about redwoods and get the chance to win fantastic prizes. Photo by Annie Burke

Enter Free, Online Contest for Kids in Grades K-5

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Five fun activities await the young readers in your life who enter our free online Reading the Redwoods contest. With them, you can discover stories of adventure, mystery and friendship. Everyone who signs up will be entered to win weekly prize packages. Everyone who completes the five activities will be entered to win a First Prize and the Grand Prize!

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Help the kids in your life learn about redwoods and get the chance to win fantastic prizes. Photo by Annie Burke

Celebrate at Parks, Exhibit, Festival

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Come and commemorate the Save the Redwoods League Centennial with a variety of fun, fascinating and free events and activities, including the Reading the Redwoods Contest for kids, Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks, Sustaining Grandeur Exhibition of the League’s history at The Bancroft Library, and the redwoods-themed 46th annual Earth Day SF Street Festival.

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