Giving TREESday: Donors respond to our S.O.S. (Save Our Sequoia)

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This has been another devastating wildfire season for the giant sequoia. Thousands of the largest and oldest trees on earth have been killed and the real extent of the loss is yet to be fully understood.

We can’t change the outcome of the fires but we can invest in protecting and restoring our beloved redwood and sequoia forests. That was the call to arms this Giving Tuesday, or as we like to call it, Giving TREESday. We sent out the S.O.S. to Save Our Sequoias and our donors responded. Over 1,000 people came together to exceed our goal of raising $75,000. Generous redwood lovers from all over the United States, as well as friends in Germany, England, Canada, Australia, and Finland, came together to help accelerate our actions to train the workforce, collaborate with Indigenous practitioners, secure permits, and just get the work done–before next year’s wildfire season.

League members Ralph Eschenbach, Carol Joy Provan, and an anonymous donor tripled all Giving TREESday gifts to help expand our efforts to save the giant sequoia. Giving TREESday is part of Forever Forest: The Campaign for the Redwoods, a comprehensive campaign to support our ambitious vision for the next century of redwoods conservation.

Thank you to everyone who gave during Giving TREESday, we really appreciate your generosity.

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Kate Berry is the Senior Manager of Annual Giving. She manages the League’s comprehensive and integrated annual giving program. She is a Bay Area native, loves 80’s music, and her favorite place to see redwoods is Hendy Woods State Park.

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