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Why Join Save the Redwoods League?

“I spent ten days hiking and camping in several coast redwood forests…I was overwhelmed by the foresight and generosity of Rockefeller, Kent, and the League’s founders. Inspiring.” – Donald Cooley

“I’m 100 years old. I’ve never seen the redwoods. When I was ten I sent my full week’s allowance, ten cents, to Save the Redwoods League—my first charitable gift!” – Joan Ensor

“We took our two children to visit the redwoods near San Francisco… Our daughter reached out and took my hand. ‘Mom,’ she said, her voice full of wonder, ‘it’s magic here!’” – Sally Le Mieux

Ask a Save the Redwoods League member why they joined, and you might hear one of many possible reasons. Some members protect the redwoods because they’ve experienced their awe-inspiring majesty firsthand; while some of our members have never seen the redwoods in person. Others know how important the redwood forest is for wildlife habitat, and for the climate; still others treasure the incredible recreational opportunities the redwoods provide. Many members cite the enchantment and joy they’ve seen on the faces of children in the redwoods, or lasting childhood memories of their own.

What inspires you to be a redwoods champion? Photo by Julie Martin.
What inspires you to be a redwoods champion? Photo by Julie Martin.

Each member of Save the Redwoods League has a uniquely personal reason for joining. In the League, folks from every walk of life come together to accomplish great things in fulfillment of our mission: to protect and restore redwood forests and connect people with their peace and beauty, so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

In fact, the very definition of a league is “an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals.”

That’s the thing about the League. It’s why our founders began this remarkable organization: when we come together, united behind our mutual goals, we can accomplish so much. Whatever motivated you to join, as a member of the League, your individual contributions become significantly amplified. You can truly make a difference for the redwoods, and for future generations who will walk, awestruck, among giants — thanks to you.

You’ve already protected over 190,000 acres and counting! Then there are the thousands of students who’ve been able to visit the redwood forest with League education grants, and the forests and waterways you’ve returned to health, so that they and their wildlife inhabitants may once again thrive.

If you’re not yet a member of Save the Redwoods League, consider joining today. You can create a lasting legacy in the redwood forest. If you are already a League member, thank you! Your support matters hugely for the redwoods. And, in the comments section below, let me know why you joined!

Again, on behalf of the redwoods, thank you.

– Sam

Let’s keep in touch on Twitter! Follow me at @SamH4Redwoods for news and insights about redwoods and conservation.


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About Sam Hodder

Chief Enthusiast for the Outdoors (CEO) and Prez of Save the Redwoods League, Sam brings more than 20 years of experience in overseeing land conservation programs from the remote wilderness to the inner city.



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