7 Ways to Celebrate Redwoods

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Photo by Jon Parmentier
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Photo by Jon Parmentier

Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance, with more than a billion people in 192 countries celebrating each year! This global celebration is a chance to connect with our planet’s natural wonders and renew our commitment to taking care of our home.

Just a few days later, Arbor Day reminds us to care for the trees which grace our landscapes — from leafy urban streets to venerable forest groves – and provide us with beauty and boundless other benefits.

Join the Earth Day and Arbor Day festivities with these seven ways to celebrate our beloved redwoods:

  1. Impress your friends with your towering, redwood knowledge. Take this quiz about coast redwoods and giant sequoia.
  2. Spread the redwoods love by sending Earth Day ecards and Arbor Day ecards to someone special.
  3. Share why you #Stand4Redwoods and your dreams for the forests’ future on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  4. Go for a day hike in a nearby redwood park or reserve – discover a new trail or revisit an old favorite. Or, you can visit a national park to get in on the fun of National Park Week, which is taking place from April 20 to 28, with a special theme each day. Plan your trip at ExploreRedwoods.org.
  5. Peruse our Redwoods Reading List and find a new favorite book at the library, your local bookstore, or borrowed from a friend.
  6. Get creative and make some redwoods-inspired art – such as a drawing, painting, or poem – and share it with the League.
  7. Make a donation to help the League protect and restore redwood forests and connect people to their countless wonders.

Don’t forget that even the smallest actions can make a positive difference for the world around us. Have fun getting into the spirit of things this Earth Day and Arbor Day!

About the author

Kelsey Piras is a writer and editor based in Southern California. Her Northern California roots and time among the redwoods are endless sources of inspiration and awe.

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