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A 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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The free Reading the Redwoods Contest for kids is among the many ways to mark the League's 100th anniversary. 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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You could win a vacation in the home of the world's tallest trees. Photo by Matt Howry, Flickr Creative Commons

Win a Trip to See Giants

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Did you hear that Lonely Planet named the coast redwood range the number-one travel destination in the United States? If you’re eager to go, now you can enter our contest to win a trip for two! Save the Redwoods League, Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau and Parks Project are offering an incredible prize package. You can enter to win by simply telling us why you want to visit in just 25 words or fewer.

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We need these natural places … for my grandkids and their grandkids," said John Houghton, who planned a legacy gift for the League.

‘I Really Believe in the Mission’

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See League member John Houghton describe in a new video how the redwood forests inspired him to make a future gift to Save the Redwoods League. You too can stand for the redwoods as a Redwood Legacy Circle member by making your legacy commitment. Your gift will make a greater impact thanks to Peggy Light, League Board of Directors member, who will match the first 100 new legacy commitments with a $1,000 gift!

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League in the News

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The Washington Post: Decoding the Redwoods Lonely Planet: The Best in the US destinations for 2018 NBC Bay Area: Eye a Nifty New Tool for Redwoods Exploration Oakland Magazine: Parks May Get Financial Boost Yuba.net: California State Parks Begins Study … Continued

Save the Redwoods League & New York Times Bestselling Author T. A. Barron Launch "Reading the Redwoods" Contest for Elementary Students Across the U.S.

Save the Redwoods League & New York Times Bestselling Author T. A. Barron Launch “Reading the Redwoods” Contest for Elementary Students Across the U.S.

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In celebration of Save the Redwoods League’s centennial in 2018, the League is organizing a reading contest to inspire young people to discover California’s redwood forests. Reading the Redwoods contest launches March 10, 2018 on ReadingtheRedwoods.org and will run for eight weeks.

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Camping at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo: H.C. Tibbits, 1920s. Save the Redwoods League photograph collection. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley, to present Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is an exhibition jointly organized by The Bancroft Library and the League. It explores the League’s first century of protecting from extinction true wonders of the world-California’s ancient coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.

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LWCF helped make it possible for Save the Redwoods League to protect part of the Prairie Creek corridor and add the land to Redwood National Park. Photo by Max Forster

Speak Up for Redwoods

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The League is counting on your voice to continue shaping public policies that affect our iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests Save the Redwoods League is kicking off its second century by doing more of what we do best. … Continued

Celebrate the League’s Centennial in 2018

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Participate in events and activities to mark 100 years of redwoods conservation You’re invited to join Save the Redwoods League in celebrating 100 years of redwoods conservation leadership that protected the world’s greatest forests and helped inspire the national conservation … Continued

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