Celebrations of the Century: Join us Oct. 7-14

Help celebrate our 100th anniversary and attend an event during our Centennial Celebration Week, Oct. 7-14. Photo by Paolo Vescia
It has been 100 years since the founders of Save the Redwoods League first resolved to protect California’s redwood forests — a mission that would build momentum for America’s conservation movement and create and expand world-renowned redwood parks — crown jewels of the state and national park systems. So now, in our Centennial year, we’re hosting a week-long celebration October 7-14, 2018 to honor that legacy, renew our commitment to protecting and restoring these remarkable forests, and celebrate the dedication of all those who came before us to save the redwoods.

Please join us and our Centennial Partners for events throughout California, including redwood festivals in San Francisco and Redwood National and State Parks in Humboldt County; a premiere of the film Old Survivor, a documentary on the last remaining old-growth redwood in the Oakland Hills; a member event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; a free stargazing night at Calaveras Big Trees State Park; free passes for redwood state parks; a Centennial Celebration Gala in San Francisco; and a marathon through the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. View the schedule of events.

By any measure, we have a lot to celebrate. We’ve protected more than 214,000 acres of redwood forests, including two of the three largest privately owned ancient coast redwood and giant sequoia forests in June. We’ve established and expanded more than 66 parks and reserves and contributed to massive and historic park projects like the renovation of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park and the restoration of the historically clearcut forests within Redwood National and State Parks. And we’ve touched the lives of millions, implementing scores of educational programs and opportunities for everyone to explore the redwood forests and experience the transformative power of the tallest and most massive trees on Earth.

Our celebrations are not just about our past conservation achievements and those of our partners; they’re about honoring the redwood forests themselves and the communities that rallied to protect them over the last century. Our celebrations are about our shared future commitment to these extraordinary forests that store more carbon per acre than any other forests in the world. The redwoods, and all of us who care deeply for them, inspired a conservation movement and a land ethic that shaped how we protect our nation’s most precious natural resources.

We are at a cross roads again with an opportunity for California to lead the country — and the world — in protecting and restoring its treasured forest ecosystems. We have a plan to truly save the redwood forests.

Join us by signing up for our Centennial Celebration Week events — and in the process, support us as we prepare to protect coast redwoods and giant sequoia for centuries to come.

Sam Hodder

About the author

President and Chief Enthusiast for the Outdoors (CEO) of Save the Redwoods League, Sam brings more than 25 years of experience in overseeing land conservation programs from the remote wilderness to the inner city.

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2 Responses to “Celebrations of the Century: Join us Oct. 7-14”

  1. Jeanne Muzzicato

    What a special time!!! We are called by a GREATER POWER to protect these majestic monarchs! If we can make “our world, like theirs, a shrine — straight, true, and fine,” the whole world is uplifted! This is a great celebration!

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  2. Marilyn Mallett

    Thank you for all that you do!

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