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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

New League Centennial Activities: Concerts, 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! California Academy of Sciences’ Giants of …

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.

Election Results: #YesOn68 Means Clean Water and Safe Parks for All!

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With Prop 68 passed, Save the Redwoods League will be able to improve existing redwood parks and reserves, making them more accessible and more resilient to a changing climate. We will also be able to protect the redwood forest footprint from the threats of conversion, development, and wildfire.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Win a Trip to California’s Beautiful Redwood Coast

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Did you hear that Lonely Planet named the coast redwood range the number one travel destination in the U.S.? If you’re eager to go, now you can enter to win a trip for two!

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.

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.

Big Basin is among the parks participating in the League's 2018 Free Second Saturdays at Redwood State Parks program. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Celebrate the League’s Centennial in 2018

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Join Save the Redwoods League in celebrating 100 years of redwoods conservation leadership that protected the world’s greatest forests. We’re giving back to our supporters with events throughout the year, including free passes to more than 40 California redwood state parks on the second Saturdays of every month in 2018. Learn more about this offer and about our past and future of protecting, restoring, and connecting people to the redwoods.