Generous donors will match contributions to Redwood Parks Fund

Big thanks to all who made Giving Tuesday a great success

Three people hiking in the redwoods
Hikers enjoy Redwood National Park. Photo by Max Forster

As Save the Redwoods League pushes toward its goal of raising $1.5 million for fire recovery and improvements at redwood parks, two anonymous donors have stepped forward to ensure that every contribution to our Redwood Parks Fund makes a bigger impact. One generous donor has pledged to contribute $250,000 if the League reaches its goal by Dec. 31, 2020, while another will match every gift received through Dec. 31 dollar for dollar up to $250,000!

This year has shown us again and again that during difficult times, supporters like you greatly value the beauty and inspiration of our coast redwoods and giant sequoia parks. In this year of challenges, getting out into the forest remains a rejuvenating adventure and one that brings us so much joy.

Earlier this month, more than 700 amazing supporters came together to exceed our Giving TREESDay goal. Your swift and generous response will help support the rebuilding of visitor infrastructure at parks such as Big Basin, help parks recover from and prepare for wildfires, and provide inspirational experiences for all who visit redwood parks.

The Redwood Parks Fund is a cornerstone of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, supporting the League’s vision to connect all people with the beauty and power of the redwoods through transformational park experiences. Assuring our redwood parks are ready for all who seek refuge in nature has never been more important than in this era of physical distancing and climate change.

Specific goals of the Redwood Parks Fund include fire recovery and resilience at redwood parks, improvements at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, a new visitor gateway at Redwood National and State Parks, and new parks at our Alder Creek and Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve properties. Please visit our project page to learn more about the Redwood Parks Fund.

Together, we can continue connecting people to the peace and beauty of the redwoods.

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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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