Donors rally for groundbreaking restoration effort

Redwoods Rising will restore more than 70,000 acres of damaged redwood forest

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Redwoods Rising team members tour a restoration site.

Excited by the opportunity to be a part of the most ambitious redwoods restoration project in history, earlier this spring Save the Redwoods League donors gave generously to our fundraising campaign to support Redwoods Rising. Redwoods Rising is a landmark partnership between Save the Redwoods League, the National Park Service, and California State Parks to restore more than 70,000 acres of historically logged redwood forests in Redwood National and State Parks. We’re so grateful to the National Park Service Centennial Challenge program for awarding Redwoods Rising a matching grant for this work.

The opportunity to help logged redwood forests return to their former glory was a powerful incentive. I’m excited to report that more than 2,100 supporters came together to give over $600,000 to Redwoods Rising! Their generosity will support work crews who are gearing up to remove logging roads, plant redwood saplings, and make room for the young trees to reach their full potential as the giants of the forest. Without this work, these forests would likely never recover.

Redwoods Rising is a cornerstone of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, supporting the League’s vision to restore the redwood forest to its former grandeur and connect all people with the beauty and power of the redwoods through transformational park experiences. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Redwoods Rising and for helping us to create the ancient redwood forests of the future.

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Tim Whalen serves as the Chief Development Officer and has over 20 years of fundraising leadership experience in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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